Topshop and Halpern founder Sir Ralph Halpern dies

Sir Ralph Halpern

The creator of Topshop and retail tycoon Sir Ralph Halpern has died at the age of 83, his family has said.

After starting his retail career as a trainee at Selfridges, he went on to create brands including Halpern and Topshop, as well as presiding over the seismic expansion of fashion group Burton, which was previously a menswear chain.

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