EVERYONE had the fluro trousers
Our love affair with the high street and fast fashion is a beautiful thing isn’t it? It brings back all sorts of lovely memories when you think about it, like that Zara shopper bag everyone was wearing in 2012, or the M&S pink coat we all bought back in 2013.
And of course, we can’t talk high street without mentioning the fashion mecca that is Topshop. Ever since launching in the 60s, we’ve been parting with our hard-earned pocket money and pay checks (ok probably since the 90s, we’re not that old), to buy just a little something to wear at the weekend. You know, a nice top, heels, or a fabulous party dress.
Us mere mortals aren’t the only ones who love a bit of Toppers either, celebrities are all over it, which explains how so many items sold out before we could get our hands on it.
You’ll remember Kate Moss’ 2008 collaboration, with the swallow print tea dress and the sheer tiger cut-out LBD – and the leopard print coat everyone from Alexa Chung to Jennifer Lawrence wore in 2014.
Obviously, anything Olivia Palermo wears turns to gold, so the fluro trousers and bomber jacket she donned for Fashion Week in 2013 and 2016 both sold out pretty much instantly.
Mums might also have dashed to the shops after spotting Kate Middleton in her maternity polka dot dress in the summer of 2013, though the smock dress she wore on her Royal tour in 2016 was super popular too.
More recently, with the power of social media, all it takes is one fashion influencer to wear something for it to sell out thanks to their gazillion followers instantly clicking ‘buy’. We’re looking at you, polka dot blouse.
The question is, how many of these sell-out items did you manage to get? Scroll through to find out.
Although all of Kate Moss’ 2008 collection for Topshop was a hit, this swallow print dress. Fun fashion fact for you: the print was inspired by the tattoo of two swallows that Kate has on her lower back.
Back in 2011, Kate Middleton was spotted buying this and a polka dot skirt in Topshop, which sent people running to the store during their lunch break.
SO many celebs wore this dress in 2011, including Fearne Cotton, Pixie Geldof and Kirsten Dunst. A similar maternity one was worn by Kate Middleton when she was pregnant in 2013, and it sold out in a matter of hours.
Selena Gomez posted a picture of herself wearing this retro bikini on Instagram, creating a bit of a mass frenzy.
Olivia Palermo wore these cigarette trousers during Fashion Week 2013, and everyone wanted to copy her look.
This coat was so popular, it had to be re-stocked several times. It didn’t help that it was spotted on pretty much every celeb, from Jennifer Lawrence to Alexa Chung.
Alexa Chung (sensing a theme here) wore this dress to the AW15 Topshop Unique show and it sold out in a matter of days.
Olivia Palermo wore this jacket to Paris Fashion Week 2016, and naturally it sold out as a result.
In a bold move, the Duchess of Cambridge wore this embroidered number during her Royal tour in 2016, and we’ll let you guess how long it took for it to fly off the shelves after that.
This super cool trench coat sold out in a matter of weeks, but if you didn’t manage to get your hands on it, fret not, it’s due to be re-stocked soon.
This polka dot blouse went down a storm on Instagram, and hardly a day goes by where we don’t see a fashion influencer sporting it. Ah, the power of social media.