Could River Island be the next high street retailer to cross the pond?

Following the British high street super brand Topshop who opened thier first US store in New York in 2009. , it has been rumored that River Island may be the own move to the states.

The retailer, which has nearly 300 stores at home and abroad, including Singapore, Russia and the Middle East. River Island representatives are said to be scouting out possible sites in Manhattan for the new store, which could open as early as next year, according to The Independent.

However, the US retail market is notoriously hard to crack but River Island may be onto a winner with the brand recently confirming their high-profile collaboration with Rihanna which is set to launch in Spring 2013, this could be the perfect time to introduce River Island to the American highstreet.

What do you think? Do you think River Island can crack the USA?

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