Topshop was founded in 1964, originally as Peter Robinson's Top Shop, a fashion brand from the Sheffield branch of Peter Robinson, a British department store. The first actual Topshop store was opened in 1970. Topman was created the same year as a Topshop brand to cater for males... Read More. Today, Topshop specializes in clothing, shoes, cosmetics, and other accessories. As Topshop is based in the United Kingdom, it's known for its British style and trendy clothes. The Oxford Circus flagship is the hub of Topshop, along with its flagships in Chicago and New York. Topshop now has over 300 stores in the United Kingdom, and ships to more than 100 countries over the world. Topshop teamed with NEWGEN in 2002, which allows the brand to develop new design talent. Topshop has also worked on collaborations with designers and celebrities like Christopher Kane and Kate Moss that have been popular lines in its previous collections.