OK, so the announcement didn't come "early next week," as I wrote in September. And the opening date's a few months away. Still. The hip-n-affordable clothier's a-comin'. To NorthPark Center, specifically. (You were right!) No one's saying just where in the mall, but you can guess. The just-sent release says it all:
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H&M IS COMING TO TEXAS
H&M to Open First Location in the Lone Star State in 2011
H&M, Hennes & Mauritz, the design-driven clothing retailer known for high fashion style and quality basics at affordable prices, is proud to announce the opening of a new store location at NorthPark Center, the premiere shopping center in Dallas, in the second half of 2011. This will be the first H&M store to arrive in the Texas market!
H&M believes strongly in the Texas market and looks forward to bringing fashion-forward style to consumers in the area. The new H&M location at NorthPark Center will measure approximately 24,000 square-feet. The opening of this location will offer discerning shoppers in the Dallas area access to the latest trends and updated basics for the whole family.
The U.S. has been one of H&M's most important expansion markets since the company's New York debut ten years ago. There are approximately 200 H&M stores in the U.S. and close to 2,000 stores in 37 countries around the world.