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H&M opens world's largest store in Vegas

H&M opens world's largest store in Vegas

Published: 11 Dec 2010 12:23 GMT+01:00
Updated: 11 Dec 2010 12:23 GMT+01:00

The store was slated to open in November, but the launch was delayed until Saturday for unknown reasons, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

"As H&M celebrates 10 years and over 200 stores in the US, we remain committed to increasing our presence in the US marketplace by opening the new H&M flagship location in Las Vegas, Nevada," US President for H&M Daniel Kulle said in a statement on Friday.

He added that the chain is "thrilled" to continue its expansion on the West Coast. H&M opened its first US store in New York in 2000 and announced it would open its Las Vegas location in May.

H&M took over the three-level, 4,400 square metre space at the Forum Shops at Caesars, an upscale mall connected to luxury hotel and casino Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip, from iconic toy retailer FAO Schwarz, which closed on January 23rd due to the economic downturn.

FAO Schwarz was bought out by toy store chain Toys "R" Us late in May 2009.

The first 1,000 shoppers in line will receive an H&M Access to Fashion Pass, valued from $10 (70 kronor) to $500. In addition, one customer will win a shopping spree worth $1,000.

The store will operate on Sunday to Thursday from 10am to 11pm and remain open until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

The new outlet boasts a 15-metre-high atrium with disco balls and custom-designed walls with a light show.

H&M, which was founded in 1947, operates around 2,000 stores in 37 countries in Europe, North America, Middle East and Asia and employs 76,000 staff.

It announced plans last month to open its first outlet in Singapore in the autumn of 2011 and opened its first store in Turkey in early November. It also inaugurated a three-storey flagship store in Paris in early October.

Vivian Tse (vivian.tse@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

18:46 December 11, 2010 by ilockitdown
O y would you do this, Vegas is on a major decline, their biggest store should be at the asian casino area Macau i think it is, that would have been a much better location i think
20:47 December 11, 2010 by adshasta
....." Vegas is on a major decline"???...., sure prove it!
21:15 December 11, 2010 by ITkiwi
So which is it?

The world's largest store or H&M's largest store?
23:35 December 11, 2010 by StockholmSam
@ITkiwi

I was wondering the same thing. Terrible editing by The Local. is it the world's largest H&M or the world's largest store?

@ilockitdown

I don't think you know what you are talking about regarding Vegas. I am guessing you are repeating something you heard someone else say without actually taking the time to investigate the reality of the situation.
00:52 December 12, 2010 by anticommie
Just another big box store destroying the environment, swedish scumbags.
15:48 December 13, 2010 by ilockitdown
just watch guys u will c :) give it a couple years
15:17 December 15, 2010 by Looking in
ilockitdown is right! Vegas is in a bad way, one of the US cities most heavily affected by the global financial crisis. It has high levels of unemployment, abandoned houses, high levels of homelessness and people living on the streets. People tend not to gamble when they lose their job--even casinos are doing it tough. The tourism business is also hurting, including hotels, car rental companies etc. If I was H & M there is no way I would have opened my next store here--Vegas will be stuffed for years!
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