If you ever have any friends visiting from across the pond you'll know how important Topshop is. The Oxford Circus store has become as much of a tourist must-see as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament or Buckingham Palace. So it's not surprising that nothing brings two nations closer together than a gift from the fashion giant. This is exactly what Sarah Brown has banked on this week as she meets with new style icon Michelle Obama. Yep, that's right, Ms.Brown didn't take Cadbury chocolates or tea bags to woo the Obamas, instead she delivered a bit of Topshop for their daughters Malia and Sasha.
Sir Philip Green's key store launches in New York on 2nd April, but it's nice of Sarah to provide the first family with a sneak preview. The girls are only 7 and 9, and with such good international links already it seems they're on track to be style icons like their Mother.