So when I caught wind that Kate Moss would be doing the ribbon cutting at today's Topshop grand opening, my excitement bubbled over and I decided I absolutely had to go. After training it into the city, I arrived at the corner of Broadway and Broome in New York's SOHO neighborhood just minutes before the doors opened, and the line was already doing a 360 loop around the block. I stayed near the entrance to hear the count down, which ended with a burst of confetti in the air, people cheering and the doors opening. Then I made my way to the end of the line—no VIP treatment here, oh no! Budget Babe waited over 2 hours like a real champ with the rest of the droves of cheap-n-chic lovers, eager to get our hands on some of the UK's hottest fashion exports.
And ya know what? The weather was gorgeous, the crowd was fabulous, the treats were yummy (Topshop staff handed out water and cookies) AND I friggin saw Kate Moss for one brief, exquisite moment as she exited the back door of the building, ducked into a car and was whisked away. Woohoo! I felt like Ahab spotting the white whale or something, except I didn't have a harpoon full of malice, just a heart full of love for the supermodel extraordinaire (what girl doesn't adore the infallible Kate?). So yeah, definitely worth it, the wait was half the experience.
I'll post my review of the store itself tomorrow and show you what I bought, but for now, check out this video I took as I walked to the end of the line. Kinda cool to see what everyone was wearing. There was also a non-Topshop related DKNY fashion shoot on Crosby St., which was cool to see (New York's crawling with models.) Anyone else make it to the store today?