H&M to open at Harborplace and The Gallery

On Jan. 12, Harborplace and The Gallery announced H&M will open in the Light Street Pavilion of Harborplace.

The much-anticipated opening of H&M is scheduled for spring 2011. The new H&M store will be located next to Urban Outfitters and will feature a two-story format with its own waterside entrance. The location will incorporate approximately 20,000 square feet of the pavilion and is the first to be located in Baltimore City. The Light Street Pavilion will undergo extensive redesign to accommodate this exciting new shopping destination.

H&M carries a broad and varied range of clothing for men, women and children, as well as accessories and cosmetics. The company has expanded substantially in recent years and today has nearly 2,000 stores in 37 markets worldwide. Customers can find clothing and accessories for every occasion at H&M. The collections are extensive and new items come into the stores every day.

“Our goal is to exceed our customers’ expectations by offering a wide variety of exciting retail options while continuing to provide the best shopping and dining experiences possible,” said Christopher S. Schardt, senior general manager, Harborplace and The Gallery. “The addition of H&M will give Baltimore’s downtown business district, our local shoppers and visitors from around the world several new reasons to visit us.”

“Baltimore and its picturesque Inner Harbor will provide the perfect backdrop for H&M,” said Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “Thousands visit the Inner Harbor each year and we are thrilled that a national retailer such as H&M will be joining our exciting array of merchants, restaurants and attractions.”

“It is vitally important to the Inner Harbor area that we keep attracting new retailers and restaurants that will appeal to our thousands of visitors annually,” said Laurie Schwartz, executive director, Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore. “GGP continues to work diligently with the City to keep Baltimore’s premiere destination exciting.”

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