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Tomorrow at noon, Swedish fast-fashion giant H&M will bid its first howdy on Texas soil when the retailer swings open its much-anticipated doors at NorthPark Center in Dallas. And Thursday's grand opening will only mark the beginning of a massive Lone Star State roll-out which, as plans stand now, are set to happen at The Shows at Willow Bend in Plano and Town East Mall in Mesquite. WWD reports that H&M is also scouting for locations in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio.
Elsewhere, H&M plans on opening more than 25 new stores Stateside this year—including entering downtown Denver, Salt Lake City, and Kansas City, Missouri. Miami will see its first H&M location in 2012. As for details on the imminent NorthPark grand opening? WWD reports:
With women’s on the first floor and men’s and kids upstairs, the two-level space at NorthPark Center sits in an area that also features Forever 21, Abercrombie & Fitch and other youth-oriented retailers. It will look like other H&M flagships with the latest tweaks to signage, mannequins and lighting, said Kulle, who plans to attend a private preview party this evening.· H&M Kick-starts Growth in Texas [WWD]