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H&M Opens Its Doors To New Zealand’s Capital City

PRESS RELEASE 26/10/17

H&M Opens Its Doors To New Zealand’s Capital City

Today, October 26th 2017, more than 600 shoppers eagerly awaited the moment H & M, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) – one of the world’s largest fashion retailers known for offering fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way – opened its doors to the public for the first time in New Zealand’s capital at Queensgate Shopping Centre, Lower Hutt, Wellington.

The highly anticipated store saw locals queuing outside from 6.00am to be amongst the first to see the collections on offer. Spanning 2,700 square metres across two floors, the store presents fashion for Men, Women, Kids and Baby, as well as the much anticipated Home concept – a first for the North Island.

Curious shoppers were kept entertained from 7.00am with a live DJ, breakfast, and goodie bags for the first 100 in line. Before the doors officially opened, 80 H&M Wellington staff emerged to perform their iconic team dance adding to the already buzzing atmosphere.

H&M’s Australia and New Zealand Country Manager, Hans Andersson and team cut the ribbon and officially welcomed the first eager shoppers through the door at 10.00am.

“We are incredibly excited to finally open in New Zealand’s capital and the response from the Wellington public has been overwhelmingly positive. To be able to continue our expansion within New Zealand and meet our enthusiastic customers is humbling, and we’re so pleased to see the turn out today for this celebration,” said Hans.

The H&M Wellington store is located at Queensgate Shopping Centre, Queens Drive & Bunny Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington.
Regular opening hours are; Monday to Wednesday 9.00am to 6.00pm, Thursday and Friday 9.00am – 9.00pm, Saturday 9.00am to 6.00pm, Sunday 10.00am to 5.30pm.



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