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H&M Annexes Massive Portions of New York City's Midtown

Bling bling. Rendering courtesy H&amp;M and via <a href="http://ny.racked.com/archives/2013/08/28/hm_tops_itself_for_largest_store_with_herald_center_flagship.php">Racked NY</a>.
Bling bling. Rendering courtesy H&M and via Racked NY.

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Not content with their current spread of more 11 stores within an 8 mile stretch in Manhattan, H&M has two enormous flagship stores in the works for New York's midtown. The steroidal outposts will be planted in Herald Square, where H&M's four-level, 63,000-square-foot biggest store ever will stare across at the Macy's flagship, and in Times Square, where the fast-fashion chain will plant a 42,500-square-foot shop later this year.

The Herald Square megaplex will open in fall 2014. What's crazy about the store, aside from its sheer scale, is that there are two other H&Ms in the neighborhood. As the pres of H&M North America crowed, "With close to 300 stores across the country as well our new Shop Online, the H&M anchor store at this historic intersection will be one of our greatest accomplishments to date."
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