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Inside Singapore's first H&M megastore
by Mary-Ann Soh

SINGAPORE - After close to 10 months since news first broke that Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) was coming to our shores, ladies & gents, it is finally here.

The flagship store at Orchard Building opens to the public on Sept 3, with a debut of its Autumn/Winter 2011 collection.

For years, Singaporeans have had to fly abroad to countries like Hong Kong or Japan to get their H&M shopping fix - it is no wonder there was so much hype about THIS store launch.

On the eve of the official opening, members of the media and exclusive guests got a preview of the collection and a chance to experience the three storeys and 30,000 sq ft of retail goodness.

As I was crossing the street at the junction of Orchard Road and Grange Road - where the store is located - braving crowds busier than usual, I overheard someone say: "Wow, this feels like Japan!"

Indeed, the new kid on the block, with its glitzy billboards, brings a youthful vibe and a much-needed breath of fresh air to a part of Orchard Road where the atmosphere for shopping was getting pretty stale.

But how successful will the Swedish brand be in Singapore?

Read the full review here.

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NEW IN: H&M had their official opening on Saturday morning, September 3, 2011. (Photo: ST, Ted Chen)
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Materialism is alive and well.
Posted by dailyforumreader on Tue, 6 Sep 2011 at 13:09 PM
nothing great
Posted by august chua on Mon, 5 Sep 2011 at 19:53 PM


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