NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After months of anticipation, the first H&M store in Puerto Rico, located in The Mall of San Juan, has finally opened its doors. More than 1400 H&M fans lined up for over seven hours to be the first inside the new store when it opened at noon on June 9th. Customers were also treated to a special appearance by model Joan Smalls!
Daniel Kulle, President of H&M North America, model Joan Smalls and Store Manager Amanda Fuentes, were there to cut the opening ribbon along with the staff of the brand new location. For the grand opening of this new market for the retailer, the first 1,000 customers in line received giveaways valued from $10 to $1,000 and 20 lucky customers won a meet and greet with Joan Smalls before the ribbon cutting. As part of H&M’s Garment Collecting initiative, excited customers who brought in garments to donate were entered to win up to $1,000 in gift cards.
“We are thrilled with the amazing response we have had from our customers here. This enthusiasm makes us feel part of the local community”, said Kulle. “We look forward to offering even more quality fashion at the best price to the people of Puerto Rico through our continued expansion here.”
“Seeing H&M arrive in San Juan is truly an exciting and important moment for the people of Puerto Rico,” said Joan Smalls. “I couldn’t be more excited to be back home to help celebrate this amazing opening!”
H&M will continue to grow on the island with a second store at Plaza del Sol located in Bayamon in the fall of 2016. For more information, visit www.hm.com and follow the conversation using the official hash tag #HMPUERTORICO.
Regular store hours for H&M at The Mall of San Juan are Monday through Saturday 10:00am – 9:00pm, Sunday 11:00am – 7:00pm.
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H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) was founded in Sweden in 1947 and is quoted on Nasdaq Stockholm. H&M’s business idea is to offer fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way. In addition to H&M, the group includes the brands & Other Stories, Cheap Monday, COS, Monki and Weekday as well as H&M Home. The H&M Group has more than 4,000 stores in 62 markets including franchise markets. In 2015, sales including VAT were SEK 210 billion and the number of employees is more than 148,000. For further information, visit hm.com.