H&M has opened a new flagship store in New York, the chain’s largest in the world. The 63,000 sq. ft. store is at One Herald Square, across 34th Street from the Macy’s flagship.
The new store at 1293 Broadway is one of 13 in New York City. It’s also across 34th Street from an existing H&M store (at 1328 Broadway) and a block from another (at 7th Avenue and 34th Street) – both of which will remain open. A Times Square H&M is just eight blocks up Broadway and a Bryant Park H&M is nine blocks up Fifth Avenue.
Singer John Legend gave a special performance for the opening. “Only in New York City do we have the largest H&M store in the world,” said Legend in a statement. “I’m so honored to be a part of this special celebration for the brand and my city.”
“Herald Square is one of the most dynamic shopping destinations in the world,” said Daniel Kulle, U.S. President for H&M. “It’s a significant retail hub that draws millions of New Yorkers and international visitors each year, and this new store advances our commitment to job growth and expansion in New York City. With the achievement of such a tremendous milestone, we are overjoyed to have an exemplary talent like John Legend cut the ribbon and perform.”
The four-level store has a large men’s and women’s shoe department and an H&M Home Collection department.
Sweden-based H&M has 363 stores in the U.S. and 3,200 stores in 58 countries worldwide.