‘Arcadia tycoon Green – from retail’s King Midas to King Canute’

Philp Green

Topshop tycoon Sir Philip Green’s fall from grace has been so spectacular and so total that it’s hard to remember what a force he once was. 

To a younger generation Green is a pantomime villain, his name linked not to retail prowess but to failure – first BHS and this week his fashion empire Arcadia – to greed and to bullying behaviour.

But Green in his pomp was feted in retail, business and wider society for his audacity and buccaneering style. 


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