Urban Revivo hires former Topshop buyer

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Urban Revivo

As it prepares for its UK launch, Urban Revivo has hired Topshop’s former buyer Rachel Brown as its new buying manager.

Brown started her career in buying with Asos in 2008, where she joined at junior buyer and remained there until she moved to Topshop just over a year ago.

The news comes as the Chinese fast fashion chain prepares to open its first store ever outside of Asia in Westfield London.

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The 22,000sq ft unit will be on the upper level of the shopping centre’s extension when it opens in March 2018.

Urban Revivo is also reportedly expanding into the US, France, Japan and the Middle East in the coming years – with ambitions to open between 60 and 100 global stores per year in order to reach a target of 400 stores by 2020.

The retailer was founded in 2006 and currently operates 160 shops in China, and opened its first international shop in Singapore earlier this year.

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