Fashion is everywhere. Gigantic shopping malls are full of fashionable clothing and are in popular demand. One store in particular that is recognized around the world has finally found its way to Utah.
“We are excited for the announcement from H&M about the opening of their store here at Fashion Place. They will be a wonderful addition to the center and add another dimension of incredible fashion choice for our customers,” Celeste J. Dorris said, Senior General Manager of Fashion Place Mall.
Seen in big cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, H&M has announced it will be opening a store in the Fashion Place Mall in Murray, Utah. People in Utah are going crazy over this announcement, even if no opening date has been announced. Why is everyone so excited about this one particular clothing store?
“It has all of the newest fashions and trends,” Jennifer Reed said, a fashion fanatic. “The places to shop here in Utah have always been stores like J Crew or Hollister because that is what we are limited to. H&M will bring so much more excitement.”
Hennes & Mauritz clothing store is known to the world as H&M. The company was established in Sweden in 1948. Since then, the store has crossed from Asia to Europe and into the United States. It has over 2,300 stores in 41 countries and as of 2011 employed around 87,000 people.
Two informal polls of 20 SLCC students were taken. The question in both polls that were asked if having an H&M store in Utah was a big deal to them or not? The first poll was an all female poll and the second group being all male. Out of the 20 females polled, 17 said it was a big deal to them that Utah is opening an H&M while 3 said it is not. Out of the 20 males polled, 7 said it was a big deal while 13 said it is not a big deal.
The official date has not been released yet on when the store is set to open in the Fashion Place Mall, but Reed hopes for a shorter rather than longer wait.
“I hope that it opens sometime this fall because whenever I want to buy their clothes, I either have to be in Las Vegas or shop on-line. Both options are much harder than having a store 20 minutes from my house,” she said.
H&M’s clothing line ranges anywhere from women’s t-shirts, pants and shoes to men’s shorts, shirts and belts, as well as a kids clothing line. With styles compared to those of Urban Outfitters and Forever 21, H&M will be a big market competitor. More information can be found on their home website at hm.com.