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Swedish fashion retailer opens in Crabtree mall

Posted March 18, 2010

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— A Swedish fashion retailer opened its first store in North Carolina Thursday.

Hennes & Mauritz – better known as H&M – held a grand opening at noon for its Crabtree Valley Mall store. The first 200 shoppers in line got prizes ranging in value from $10 to $300.

H&M also gave gift cards to academic and athletic leaders in the local Boys & Girls Clubs and made a donation to the club, according to a news release.

The store carries women's, men's, teenagers', children's and maternity clothing.

H&M has approximately 2,000 stores in 35 countries. It was founded in 1947.


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  • Justin T. Mar 18, 2010

    I guess I'm the only one who's heard of "Swedish Meatballs". Not every joke can be a winner ;)

    Seriously, though, H&M is supposed to be a good place to get designer fashions for a discount price.

  • Whatever Geez Mar 18, 2010

    not much on teh website but very decent prices....will have to check it out for sure.

  • nosuchmiracles Mar 18, 2010

    H&M where the clothes are so ugly, the salespeople laugh at you when you buy them.

    I've been in many H&Ms only to ALWAYS walk out empty handed cause of how terrible the clothes look.

  • graceb81 Mar 18, 2010

    Super excited to have our own H&M here in Raleigh, but you couldn't PAY me to go near there until things settle down and the place isn't a mad house. Love the clothes, but will wait awhile to shop due to the lines!

  • tjaba08 Mar 18, 2010

    Surely Justin T. must be joking: "Also, try their meatballs... they're delicious."
    I do believe that you meant IKEA, another great Swedish export. Having lived in Sweden all of my life until coming to the Triangle for work, I can assure you that no H&M serves food.

    It should be interesting to see the growing use of Scandinavian fashions in this area that have trickled down through the Henniz och Mauritz chain, even though they will mostly be five years old and on their way out in Stockholm. But, better late than never. It's exciting for a store like this to be coming to a town with a population the size of Raleigh's, but they are "a dime a dozen" in Sweden, where there is an H&M (or as we say, hoe-emm) in nearly every town large enough to host one.

  • Abbys Mama Mar 18, 2010

    Meatballs at H&M? I've been to several H&M stores and never have I seen meatballs for sale...or any food for that matter. Isn't IKEA the one with the meatballs?

  • gratefultoGOD Mar 18, 2010

    great store with designer copies for LESS$$ One of my favorite stores in NYC. as a flight attendant, I love all the choice bargain places..... we are lucky to have this store in our area.

  • momeeee Mar 18, 2010

    Great to support the Boys & Girls Clubs.

  • Justin T. Mar 18, 2010

    Also, try their meatballs... they're delicious.

  • archmaker Mar 18, 2010

    i saw them setting up the 'cattle lines' outside their store yesterday.

    ok, i understand the long line of kids for the lego store, but this? really?