Those Topshop fans out there who have been wondering when we would see more more of the British chain in New York will wait no longer. A second flagship is on the way, at the corner of 49th Street and Fifth Avenue. Five years after the first U.S. Topshop opened in SoHo, the upcoming store is part of a continued push to establish the chain Stateside that will include major new stores in San Diego, Houston, Atlanta and Washington DC this year. At 40,000 square feet, New York's next Topshop will be the world's second largest after the mega-flagship in London's Oxford Circus. It is expected offer all the chain's collections including Topman and limited edition designer collaboration lines in a 1931 landmark space with a striking green marble wraparound façade that currently holds a Lacoste store (renderings pictured above and below). “It’s taken a couple of years, we’ve negotiated a few times, gone right to the altar — and then been jilted,” said Topshop owner Sir Philip Greene of the search to place the store. Situated close to Rockefeller Center and across the intersection fro Saks Fifth Avenue, it will also be a half a block away from what is projected to be one of the biggest H&M flagship stores worldwide opening later this year, so competition will be highly concentrated, but then so will foot traffic thanks to the hordes of tourists constantly streaming up and down Fifth Avenue on any given day. Given that it will be in a neighborhood traditionally known for luxury, Green promises that the store will emphasize the more fashion driven Topshop Unique runway line as well as increased personal shopping services, and even suggests that a collaboration with a young American designer —a first for the chain— may be in the works. Mark your calendars. The store is currently slated to open as the city's biggest Halloween treat on October 31st.