Sir Philip Green is expand Topshop in the US without the help of a partner. The Times. The Daily Telegraph

Topshop opened in several Barney’s department stores this summer and the entrepreneur has been looking for sites in New York for his flagship young fashion chain for several years.

Green said he had yet to sign up locations for stores but would work without a franchise or licensee after a series of discussions with potential partners.

The entrepreneur also revealed plans to open at least six Bhs stores abroad over the next year – including Bhs’s first store in India, in mumbai - and 10 standalone Tammy stores – the teen label he bought from the French company Etam.

All 75 of Bhs’s international stores are run via franchisees.