Topshop confirms Japanese stores closure

Wednesday, 04 February 2015
UPDATE Topshop may have shut down its store in Japan, but the British high street chain seems determined to ensure it maintains its presence in the country.

Earlier this week, Nikkei Asian Review reported that Topshop had closed down all five of its stores in Japan, as local fans turned to social media sites like Twitter to share photographs of the shuttered stores.

Now, a spokeswoman from parent company Arcadia Group has revealed to WWD that the fashion retailer has no plans to exit the country, despite the store closures. "The Japanese market is an important part of Topshop’s business and there are no plans to pull out of this key international territory. We are working hard and exploring all avenues to ensure that the brand maintains its presence in Japan," said the spokeswoman.

Topshop noted that it was the stores operated by Mori Retail Systems which were shut at the end of last month, but the firm previously stated that it had ended it's partnership with the high street chain last May and the spokeswoman declined to comment on Topshop's current relationship with Mori.

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