Some of you may not know but KRAVE Magazine is based in Dallas, TX which various creative, media and marketing teams across the nation. Our staff has long been embroiled in a torrid love affair with H&M. We travel to the cities where she is; passionately fall victim to all of the delightful goodies she offers; then we return to our beautiful city, reminiscing of the time spent with Miss Hennes & Mauritz.
But not any longer…well in a few months at least.
H&M has announced that they will finally be opening their first flagship store in Texas at none other than Dallas’ own illustrious NorthPark Center, one of the billion dollar malls in the world.
Here is the official released statement from H&M:
H&M IS COMING TO TEXAS
H&M to Open First Location in the Lone Star State in 2011
H&M, Hennes & Mauritz, the design-driven clothing retailer known for high fashion style and quality basics at affordable prices, is proud to announce the opening of a new store location at NorthPark Center, the premiere shopping center in Dallas, in the second half of 2011. This will be the first H&M store to arrive in the Texas market!
H&M believes strongly in the Texas market and looks forward to bringing fashion-forward style to consumers in the area. The new H&M location at NorthPark Center will measure approximately 24,000 square-feet. The opening of this location will offer discerning shoppers in the Dallas area access to the latest trends and updated basics for the whole family.
The U.S. has been one of H&M’s most important expansion markets since the company’s New York debut ten years ago. There are approximately 200 H&M stores in the U.S. and close to 2,000 stores in 37 countries around the world.
The fashion frenzied folks in Dallas are THRILLED about this announcement yet a few of us truly feel a pang of loss. The realization that the masses in our city now have access to the affordable, yet fashion forward treasures that we’d travel willingly for…is a bit saddening. BUT after all, it’s all about how you put it together. Rock it your way!
-Kenny, Creative Director