The long wait is over and Topshop has finally opened in Friars Square this morning.
Jenny Bloom, vice chairman of Aylesbury Vale District Council unveiled a plaque to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of Friars Square and to mark the official opening of the new central pavillion.
Cllr Bloom told the Herald: “I feel that the arrival of Topshop is absolutely fantastic.
“It’s one of the stores that will bring people into town.
“We’ve got H&M, Marks and Spencer, House of Fraser, we are on the right track now for encouraging people to come and shop in Aylesbury.”
Dignitaries from the town, and investors in the shopping centre were present at the opening.
But seventeen-year-old Bethany Elstone was the only person standing in a queue of one at 10.30am waiting for the opening of the store at 11am.
Bethany, from Aylesbury, said: “I came early because when H&M opened there was a massive queue.
“But there is no one here and I don’t know why.
“But I am obssessed with Topshop clothes and will be a regular customer.”
Comedy ‘fashion’ police WPC Beverly Hills and PC Slightly Un-PC were present at the opening, wearing blue wigs and posing for pictures with the officials.
Deputy mayor Tuffail Hussain said: “I am really glad to see the shop opening.
“I have lived here most of my life and have seen a lot of changes, and I like to see changes.
“I will be encouraging my daughter to come and shop here.”
Manager Kim Skinner, who used to work at River Island, was unavailable for comment.