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Grand Opening! Largest H&M in SoCal Now Open in Downtown LA

At exactly noon yesterday (when this picture was taken), cheers erupted celebrating the grand opening of the largest H&M in Southern California here in Downtown LA

At exactly noon yesterday (when this picture was taken), cheers erupted celebrating the grand opening of the largest H&M in Southern California here in Downtown LA

Yesterday was yet another exciting milestone when it comes to retail development in Downtown LA where the largest H&M store in Southern California grand opened at FIGat7th in the Financial District. Hundreds of eager shoppers waited in line outside the store long before doors opened at noon with the line wrapping all the way out to Figueroa. The first 300 customers would receive a $100 gift card. Once the clock struck noon, cheers erupted and shoppers began filing into the new sprawling single-level 32,000 square foot store filled with attire for men, women, and children. As hundreds of shoppers left with their purchases toting H&M shopping bags, the writing on the wall was clear: Downtown LA is truly back and expect more big retailers to follow in the near future.

Great news if you want to shop late! H&M will be open Mon thru Fri from 10 am to 10 pm, Sat from 10 am to 9 pm, and Sun from 11 am to 8 pm.

More pics from grand opening below!

H&M Grand Opening in Downtown LA – 5/1/2014

Hundreds waited in line to be one of the first to experience the new largest Downtown LA H&M store in Southern California

Hundreds waited in line to be one of the first to experience the new largest Downtown LA H&M store in Southern California

The new largest H&M store in Southern California opened at FIGat7th in Downtown LA

The new largest H&M store in Southern California opened at FIGat7th in Downtown LA

Shoppers began filing into the store just after 12pm for H&M grand opening

Shoppers began filing into the store just after 12pm for H&M grand opening

Shoppers were happy!

Shoppers were happy!

And excited!

And excited!

H&M employees cheered on those who came in

H&M employees cheered on those who came in

A view of the sprawling single-level 32,000 square foot store

A view of the sprawling single-level 32,000 square foot store

H&M celebrates their largest store in SoCal

H&M celebrates their largest store in SoCal

Hundreds of shoppers stormed H&M on the grand opening in Downtown LA

Hundreds of shoppers stormed H&M on the grand opening in Downtown LA

It was pandemonium, but good pandemonium

It was pandemonium, but good pandemonium

Shoppers rejoiced in H&M arriving in Downtown LA

Shoppers rejoiced in H&M arriving in Downtown LA

A large section for men

A large section for men

Lots of shoes, ties, and hats

Lots of shoes, ties, and hats

H&M casual for men

H&M casual for men

H&M suits for men

H&M suits for men

H&M for women

H&M for women

Denim

Denim

A large H&M kids section is available at the new flagship Downtown LA store

A large H&M kids section is available at the new flagship Downtown LA store

David Beckham for Kids at H&M

David Beckham for Kids at H&M

Shoppers lined up to purchase at the new flagship H&M store in Downtown LA

Shoppers lined up to purchase at the new flagship H&M store in Downtown LA

As FIGat7th continues to open more stores inside, it has done wonders to activate this section of Figueroa in the Downtown LA Financial District

As FIGat7th continues to open more stores inside, it has done wonders to activate this section of Figueroa in the Downtown LA Financial District

8 Comments

  1. Andrew W. says

    Love the large section for men!

  2. Jerell Ordonio says

    O…..M…..G

    I HAVE TO GO THERE. ITS SO BIG!! :) look at the street, so many people out!! I love it.

  3. P says

    I love it too. This is so exciting for DTLA. People on the streets of DTLA with shopping bags is something we haven’t seen in a long time. Bring in more.

  4. sebastian says

    It looks like there is a competition in a retail district between Broadway and this part of town.

    • M says

      Indeed. I’m hoping Broadway stays rather alternative with more stores like Tanner Goods coming in and leaving the bigger chains like H&M and Zara to the 7th/Fig part of downtown. Both types of stores have their advantages but it would be cool to see the different parts of downtown have very different feels to them.

      • Problem is that luxury stores open limited hours, like 11-6pm at that makeup store. Isnt Broadway more of a night place with theaters and restaurants? Its a bad mix.

        • Lawrence says

          Broadway will likely be a mix of retailers and entertainment venues. It’s a very long street with huge spaces. It will inevitably house mainstream retailers and smaller high end brands. There simply isn’t enough retail space near Fig@7th to support the many retailers that will inevitably want to come downtown. Broadway has historically been a shopping and entertainment street serving a variety of different clientele and will return to being a modern version of what it was always designed to be. Many cities and downtown’s have multiple retail districts and DTLA will be the same.

  5. Huge retailers (and malls) give me a headache – so I avoid them. My favorite picture was the last one – just love that more Angelenos are getting out there, exploring the city. If H&M is what gets them to do that, then I welcome it.

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