People look at clothes in a TopShop store in London.

Unknown Union, a boutique in Cape Town, is host to Topshop and Topman’s first “pop-up” shop in Africa, opening on July 12, 2012.

According to a press release, Topshop, Topman and Unknown Union have partnered to launch the pop-up shop on the first floor of Unknown Union’s store on Kloof Street .

The release says the joint venture marks the premiere of both brands in Africa.

“We are delighted to be showcasing within Unknown Union. The store has a great design aesthetic and carries some excellent brands so we are very pleased to be part of the mix,” said David Shepherd, MD of Topman.

“Topshop and Topman are fantastic international brands that have long set the standard in providing fashion and quality at an accessible price,” said Sean Shuter, Director of Unknown Union.

* Topshop launched in 1964 and has 300 stores in the UK, and another 31 worldwide. - IOL