|Store Type |||Accessories, Children's Clothing, Men's Clothing, Shoes, Women's Clothing|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver City Centre|
|Mon - Tue 10:00AM - 6:00PM|
Profile Last Updated: July 18, 2008
You know a retailer has pull when they more or less dictate the terms of a renovation and streetside expansion to what has arguably been Canada's most recognizable shopping centre since it opened in 1977. H&M, the Swedish fashion giant which has taken the world by storm with its boldly designer clothing and accessories for men, women and children at remarkably low prices, finally made its way to Vancouver in 2007. And it would be an understatement to say the welcome was warm!
Couture for a Fraction of the Price
Since the first H&M store was opened in Västerås in 1947, the empire has expanded exponentially, with over 120 locations in its native Sweden alone, and hundreds more throughout Europe and North America. Specializing in cutting edge fashion and accessories, H&M really wants you to look good. They want it so badly that they price their frequently celebrity designer created lines – past designers have included Karl Lagerfeld and Stella McCartney – in a range that even minimum wage workers can pull off in a pinch, at the very least multiple tax brackets off what you would pay for many similar items at boutiques down Robson.
Fast Changeover in Clothes
But get there fast, as all lines at H&M are limited. With stock changeover happening at a very fast pace, H&M strives to remain current and hopes that you don’t end up seeing too many folks on the street in the same coat or top as you are wearing. With lines defined as men’s, women’s, children’s and ‘young’, the Granville flagship H&M – as well as its other locations - is an impressive and clamorous collection of cuts and colours, crowded with bodies clashing over sizes. Elbow your way in and get it while it’s hot. But keep in mind, if you don’t get it this time around, a whole new line is waiting just around the corner. Perhaps even literally. And perhaps even better.