General views during the public opening of Australia’s first Topshop-Topman retail location Australia in South Yarra on December 8, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. The 1300 square metre British retail chain opened today, to massive line ups and crowds of eager shoppers. Topshop is the second major mass fashion retailer to open in Australia, with Spanish retail outlet, Zara opening in Australia earlier this year.
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Australia now has its very own brick-and-mortar Topshop. The country’s first store (which also stocks the Topman and women’s Boutique collections) opened in Melbourne yesterday. Some fans waited in line for up to seventeen hours prior to the grand opening — though the first twenty folks did receive a $100 AUD gift card.