Thursday, May 23, 2013

H&M to open Carolina Place store

Another one of Charlotte's most highly-desired retailers is coming to the region: H&M plans to open a store in Pineville this fall, at Carolina Place mall.

The store will be the retailer's first in the Charlotte market. Fans of the fast-fashion apparel store have looked on with envy as the company opened Raleigh and Winston-Salem locations over the past few years.

The store at Carolina Place will be 17,000 square feet, located on the mall's upper level next to the Hollister store and near the food court.

From the store's announcement: "H&M at Carolina Place Mall will include collections for ladies, men, young ladies and young men, with separate “store within store” sections for lingerie and accessories. This location will also carry H&M’s fantastic children’s collection, which features quality clothing for kids ages newborn to eight."

Carolina Place is owned and operated by General Growth Properties. The 1.16-million square foot mall had a 97 percent lease rate in the first quarter, according to GGP's financial reports.

Carolina Place marketing director Scott Anderson said discussions with H&M have been going on for several years as the mall tried to sign the retailer.

"We’ve been working with them for a while trying to get that together," he said.

"It’s exciting," said Anderson. He said H&M was the most-requested store at the mall. "The last two years, you’re always getting questions - 'You guys need an H&M. When’s an H&M coming?"

Now that Charlotte has a Whole Foods, Ikea, and three Trader Joe's open, as well as an outlet mall and an H&M on the way, what stores do you want to see that the city still doesn't have?



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39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Never heard of H&M.

Anonymous said...

If you're over 20, probably no need to. It's all high-priced "the current rage" stuff made in foreign "sweat shops".

Anonymous said...

Fry's Electronics

Anonymous said...

First of all - it is known for NOT being high-priced, rather affordable actually. Previous comment is misinformed. ZARA would be a great addition to Charlotte as well.

Anonymous said...

Ditto on Fry's. Also, H&M isn't expensive. I was in one recently when I was out of town. Take 5 seconds and browse their website if you want to fact check me. The prices are in line with a store like Old Navy. As far as being foreign made that's pretty much all clothes. I'd rather pay $15 for a shirt made in Bangladesh than $95 for one from Belk's just because it has a brand logo (Ralph Lauren, etc.) stitched on it. That's just me though.

Anonymous said...

I'm 41 and love H&M...I have shopped at locations in Milan, Berlin, and Paris. It's very affordable and has something for all ages--even us old fogies over 20. It's been a long time coming!

Anonymous said...

If H&M is considered expensive, then I'd hate to see what your definition of cheap is. This is a long time coming for Charlotte. Don't have to drive up to Winston or shop online for something at H&M now.

Anonymous said...

Zara and Mango

Anonymous said...

Wawa

Anonymous said...

this is awesome. I'm new to Charlotte and just emailed them yesterday about an H&M store here. I agree that Zara would also be a nice addition.

Anonymous said...

Whomever said H&M is expensive is just mouthing off without any brand knowledge whatsoever. Folks like that should at least know SOMETHING if they are going to comment.

bjcapel said...

In terms of fashion clothing stores, I think one store that is in both Atlanta and Washington DC that should be in Charlotte is Bloomingdales. Probably won't come here anytime soon, but I can dream....

Anonymous said...

Sheetz

Anonymous said...

second Wawa

Anonymous said...

Agreed--Wawa please.

Anonymous said...

Christmas Tree Shops

Anonymous said...

Grom gelato

Anonymous said...

Wawa would be awesome

Anonymous said...

Neiman Marcus Last Call

Anonymous said...

Wegmans Grocery and Lord and Taylor

Anonymous said...

Wegmans

Anonymous said...

WE need a COSTCO in HUNTERSVILLE!

Anonymous said...

does that mean that A&F is leaving, cause the location you are talking would be where A&F was, but it's now closed up and the Monogram shop was moved. PLEASE,PLEASE, PLEASE tell me A&F is gone, I'd love to not have to avoid that side of the mall so I don't have to smell the stench coming out of it. Seriously, the business around it, I wouldn't shop at either, the smell was soooooo bad! The shopping GODS must be smiling down on us, if this is true.

Dr Mike said...

What ever happened to the one that was going in at South Park? And Northlake? This blog reported about it last year:

http://obswhatsinstore.blogspot.com/2012/08/report-h-headed-to-charlotte.html

Would be nice (and ethical) to see a correction. Or at least a "Oops, plans got changed" here.

Anonymous said...

A soul

Anonymous said...

Wegmans! To dream the impossible dream

ScottCLT said...

Finally!

Anyone that thinks that H&M is expensive must do all their shopping at a thrift store. Heck, H&M might beat those prices on some things. It is a very reasonably priced, even cheap, store.

Other stores I would like to see are a Tumi outlet (hopefully in the new Premium Outlets), Zara, Club Monaco, Thomas Pink, Fry's Electronics (will never happen, but I can hope), more Whole Foods locations, and...an H&M uptown.

Anonymous said...

Yes.

Anonymous said...

We need Meijer. It would put wally world out of business in a year. Also Sheets and BevMo. And Damon's. And Cottage Inn Pizza.

Anonymous said...

Saks Fifth Avenue

Anonymous said...

WEGMANS,!!!

Anonymous said...

Wegmans, Wawa, Sheetz, Bloomingdales, more Rita's Ice locations

horncat said...

Sky City!

Anonymous said...

Neiman Marcus Last Call. I have shopped at the H & M in NYC and it is NOT expensive.

Anonymous said...

Zara!

Anonymous said...

Love HM stores I just travelled to Winston-Salem this past sunday to shop at their store!! And one other store Charlotte needs is Christmas Tree Shop and Wegmans ;)

Tina Medley said...

Zara would be great addition. and anyone who hasnt heard of H&M is probably old, extremely unfashionable or a redneck because their stores are everywhere.

Budget Chic said...

FINALLY!!! Now we need a ZARA store!

DM said...

When your paying the cashier, (who might be making $9.00 hr), for those new designer H&M clothes, don't forget that someone in a depressed country somewhere in the world is working, most likely, in a hot and crowded warehouse for about $0.25 a day, for you to enjoy your new shirt, pants, etc.