Senior Topshop bosses depart during Arcadia shake-up

Retail empire Arcadia, managed by Sir Phillip Green, has lost two senior employees during a staffing reshuffle at lingerie, swimwear, nightwear and clothing brand Topshop.

A staff shake-up at parent company Arcadia resulted in the departure of Topshop’s creative boss Kate Phelan and Topman’s Gordon Richardson, according to the BBC.

The two positions will be replaced in a combined role by former Vogue art director David Hagglund.

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In addition to this latest creative appointment, a new chief executive starts next month – Paul Price.

It signals a new era for Topshop, once the go-to destination for young shoppers keen to snap up the very latest fashion trends on the high street.

Last year Arcadia, which also includes Miss Selfridge, Burton, and Dorothy Perkins, reported a plunge in sales of 79% and axed high street brand BHS.

In Arcadia’s statement, Sir Philip Green said: “The appointment of David Hagglund, in the newly combined role, continues to mark the start of a new era for Topshop Topman in moving both brands forward in their ongoing global expansion.

“I am delighted to welcome David who will be joining Paul Price, our new chief executive, on the same day and I look forward to working with them both to drive the business forward.”

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