TopShop, the English fast-fashion store best known for its collaboration with Kate Moss, will open its first American store in New York tomorrow. But apparently TopShop designers had an entirely different city in mind for one of the spring collections -- they're introducingtheir "Miami" collection
. Yes, they mean Miami in all its clichéd fashion glory. They've included everything from apastel parrot tank top
anda printed sunset beach coverup
to aMiami Vice
and the kind ofloudly patterned tunic
you could imagine Magda fromThere's Something About Mary
We realize there's still a bit of fashion stereotyping that brings
Chanel suits to mind when thinking of Paris, Warhol wardrobe black
minimalism when imaginingg New York, or Twiggy-esque '60s mod when
picturing ladies in London. So we're far from the only city with a
hard-to-shake fashion identity caught up in the past. And really, it's
not like any of these things would look out of place on South Beach. As a New York-based fashion blogger in town for WMC pointed out,
if the pieces were a bit shorter and more bejeweled, they'd probably
look like they were straight out of a certain type of Miami girl's
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No word on whether TopShop might want to
thank Miamians for our style inspiration with a location down here. Most
likely, not for a long time. Besides, we're still holding out for an
H&M or Uniqlo.