Remember these sell-out Topshop items?

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  • 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.

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