H&M to open Thursday in York Galleria Mall, offers ‘fashion pass’ for first 100 in line

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HARRISBURG, Pa.– H&M, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers known for offering fashion-forward apparel and quality basics in a sustainable way, is excited to announce the opening of a new store at York Galleria.

Opening Thursday, December 8th at noon, the H&M at York Galleria will give shoppers in the York area access to the latest trends at the best prices. The new location will offer collections for ladies, men, young ladies, and young men to separate “store within a store” sections for accessories.  This location will also carry the H&M Kids collection for newborns to 14 year olds.

By opening new stores across the country H&M adds jobs to the local economy. The retailer is proud to have   hired approximately 20 employees for the store at York Galleria, almost all hired locally.  In 2016, H&M was ranked number 20 on Interbrand’s list of 100 Best Global Brands and was selected by Great Place to Work as a top 25 Best Multinational Workplace.  For available job opportunities, please visit career.hm.com.

H&M is the first fashion company to roll out a global garment recycling program. Through this initiative, H&M customers at York Galleria can help save natural resources and contribute to a reduced environmental impact by donating unwanted pieces of clothing from any brand while in the store. Customers will receive a voucher for 15% off their entire purchase for each bag of donated clothing.  Since 2013, approximately 85.8 million lbs. of garments have been collected globally.  H&M was selected in 2015 as a U.S. EPA Green Power Leadership Award winner and placed 20th on the 2016 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index.

To kick off the recycling program on opening day, customers who bring garments to be recycled before the store opens at noon will also have the chance to win H&M gift cards valued between $50 and $250, in addition to the 15% off voucher.

In celebration of opening day, H&M at York Galleria will offer the first 100 shoppers in line an H&M Access to Fashion Pass, valued from $10 to $300, in addition to other opening offers and fun giveaways!

H&M was established in Sweden in 1947. Today there are 456 stores in the U.S. and approximately 3,900 H&M stores in 64 markets worldwide.