I am obsessed with H&M! They’re the only store I can walk into and buy my size, knowing it is going to fit without trying it on. Their designs reflect the trends on the runway consistently. I stop by an H&M about twice a week on average. It doesn’t help that there’s one down the street from my workplace. When I heard they were re-opening the 34th Street Store with a shindig, I responded in record time.
The 34th Street Store at Penn station is huge. Its located smack in the middle of the city and in one of the hottest shopping areas in Manhattan. The celebration this evening was so special to me. Guests received 25% off all purchases. We shopped while rocking to an awesome DJ and noshed on finger food. There was a dessert rack off sorts in the children’s section, complete with vanilla bean dips, and a sushi bar in the men’s section. Guests sipped on drinks available at bars on 2 floors.
I jumped right into the business of shopping. A trend for you to watch out for this season is vegetable colors, like pumpkin orange, green, coral and earthy brown. The skintight look is no longer in (contrary to what the Kardashians are wearing). Rather, the silhouette is more forgiving for real women. There was shifts done in pop colors with high necklines a la Mad Men. I also fell in love with a simple black tee with an exposed zipper on the pocket. This came in a bunch of other colors. I love this because I can dress it up for work, tucked into a short flared skirt and pumps. I can also dress it down with jeans and flats. I got this top for $13.00. I also love their collection of leggings and tights. They come in cozy knitlike patterns. I’m really loving pale colors for legwear this Fall and bought 2 of these, 1 black and 1 ivory, at $15.00 each. I stopped by the children’s section and picked up a lime green sweater for my baby niece. As usual, I am so happy with what I got.
In celebration of the re-opening, the first 300 shoppers on Thursday to Sunday will receive an Access to Fashion gift pass, some of which are valued at $500. They’re also doing great giveaways with amazing in-store offers. On Thursday morning, the grand prize winner receiving the $500 gift card will also receive early access to the store (one half hour before the opening).