Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia is planning to significantly ramp up its expansion, planning 185 overseas stores by next summer.

In the next year, through franchise partners, Arcadia will launch the first Topman and Topshop stores in Azerbaijan, launch Miss Selfridge in Chile and Australia and open Burton in the Far East.

Arcadia wants to open 185 stores by August 2014, with its Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Wallis and Burton brands featuring heavily. It is a significant increase on the 110 stores it is opening internationally in 2012-13, according to The Independent.

Topshop opened its first outlet in Hong Kong this month and the addition of a further 49 new stores in the Far East will take its total to 225 shops across Arcadia’s brands by next summer.

Sir Philip Green will also increase the presence of his Topshop and Topman brands inside Nordstrom’s upmarket department stores in the US from autumn, including introducing Topman’s suits into between 15 and 20 Nordstrom shops. The group wants to introduce company-owned Topshop and Topman stores in other US cities including Miami, San Francisco and Boston.

Green said: “I believe that Topshop and Topman are real fashion brands that deliver trend-led product, on pretty much a weekly basis, to our stores and websites around the globe. A great team leading these brands, a lot of hard work, and this constant stream of fresh must-have pieces gives us the confidence to continue to push on internationally, both with our franchise partners and with our search for our own fully owned flagships.”

Topshop and Topman opened in 14 Nordstrom shops last year but the two brands will go into a further 28 of its department stores this autumn. These plans include putting Topshop’s shoes into Nordstrom’s world-renowned footwear departments and the brand’s make-up into its beauty halls.