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Internationals continue rollouts

h&mH&M has set the opening date of its second Queensland store at Westfield Garden City as May 16th.

The first QLD store opened at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre in last month and follows the brand’s Australian launch in April 2012.

The Garden City store will span 2500sqm over two levels and include apparel, underwear, and accessories for men, women, kids, and babies.

“We are excited to be making further progress on our expansion in Queensland with the launch of H&M at Westfield Garden City on the 16th of May,” said Hans Andersson, Australian country manager for H&M.

“It feels fantastic to now be able to offer our customers two shopping destinations within Brisbane, both with a wide range of our offering.”

There are currently three H&M stores in Australia at Melbourne’s GPO in Victoria; Macquarie Centre, NSW; and Indooroopilly.  Garden City will make four.

The Australian rollout of H&M follows that of fellow international fast fashion brands, Zara, Topshop, and Uniqlo.

Topshop has opened its second NSW store and sixth in Australia today at Westfield Miranda, with Zara already trading at the centre.

Uniqlo will open at Westfield Miranda and Westfield Paramatta in May, bringing its Australian store number to six.

Forever 21 has two stores in Brisbane CBD and at Macquarie Centre in Sydney so far, with a flagship Sydney CBD store slated for opening in the next two months.

Meanwhile, Zara, the first of the internationals to grace our shores, is the most established with 13 stores and the first of its Zara Home stores having opened late in February at Highpoint in Melbourne, with a second Zara Home to open in Sydney later this year.

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