H&M Set To Hit Australian Shores

H&M is following the droves of international high street chains making the move into Australia and has reportedly been shopping for retail space for their flagship Australian store.

According to the buzz on the streets, the first store is set to hit lucky Melbournites first although Sydney is not out of the question.

Considering the caliber of designer collaborations H&M has produced in recent years, we are pretty darn excited to be able to shop the brand without having to use a mail forwarding service.

Other reported international brands intending to hit the Aussie market are Uniqlo, Abercrombie & Fitch and Forever 21.
I’m of two minds about this invasion…on one hand its great for lots of affordable outfits, on the other hand it sucks the individuality out of personal style and makes it less fun to shop high street when you are travelling.

What are your thoughts on the high street invasion?

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64 Comments

  • Reply dj23249 Monday 14th April, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Their new store rocks

  • Reply yslyenom Wednesday 19th March, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    🙂

  • Reply BellaB Sunday 17th February, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Hooray!

  • Reply SuperStylish Wednesday 19th December, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Awww come to Brisbane PLEASE! I’d LOVE to see Forever 21 come to Australia. America has some of the best clothing stores, but so does Australia too!

  • Reply vikki18 Thursday 13th December, 2012 at 8:42 am

    so beautiful)

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Saturday 21st July, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Can’t wait! I love H&M and Forever 21(:

  • Reply windbee Tuesday 17th July, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    great, but do you think it will cost more in oz as other brands are more expensive in oz compare to other countries

  • Reply angfashiondiva Tuesday 17th July, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    It’s about time Australia was on par with the rest of the world re style availability on the street not just online. Having said that I find Zara boring cheap product that is way overpriced for what it is and could get better quality from some of the local brands like Sportsgirl for same or better price. And going to Melbourne recently compared to five years ago yielded less shopping delight as most things were same as Sydney so yes you do lose some of that local fashion flavour but that’s the way it goes.

  • Reply godsaur Tuesday 17th July, 2012 at 10:35 am

    sexy1

  • ktbt888
    Reply ktbt888 Monday 16th July, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    very exciting and can’t wait to have forever 21 hit out shores.

  • Reply KatP Monday 16th July, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    woo!

  • Reply thugsy Monday 16th July, 2012 at 8:44 am

    yay

  • Reply doogs Monday 16th July, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Excited 🙂

  • Reply bardie Monday 16th July, 2012 at 8:33 am

    great idea

  • Reply jarjar Monday 16th July, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Doesn’t matter which city they open up -I’m still going to miss out

  • Nicole
    Reply Nicole Sunday 15th July, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Wow.. excellent

  • Reply teekendall Sunday 15th July, 2012 at 9:50 am

    i’m also in two minds. yes it gives us access to great brands, but as soon as they have a bricks & mortar presence here the prices will go up to cover the overheads.

  • Reply Ian Saturday 14th July, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    happy days

  • Reply punkemohardcore Saturday 14th July, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Hope its coming to Sydney.

  • smurfette
    Reply smurfette Saturday 14th July, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    very exciting

  • Reply Senorita Saturday 14th July, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    sounds good

  • Reply julzjulzz Saturday 14th July, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Fingers crossed for an opening in Sydney asap!

  • Reply Cinthia Saturday 14th July, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    ohhh keeen for sydney

  • Reply cuby_rop Saturday 14th July, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    It doesnt matter too much if another person has the same item, since your personal style affects how you wear the same garment,

  • Reply fifi73 Saturday 14th July, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Yay for Melbourne! Will definitely be checking it out when it opens….

  • Reply dj23249 Saturday 14th July, 2012 at 5:38 am

    About time, I cant wait, in love with H & M. Horay

  • Reply lizzie77 Saturday 14th July, 2012 at 2:38 am

    excited!! saying that yes it does take the fun out of purchases shopping overseas.

  • Reply balibabe7 Saturday 14th July, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Finnnnnnnally 😀 😀

  • Kellco
    Reply Kellco Saturday 14th July, 2012 at 1:29 am

    YES FINALLY!

  • Reply RachelMoon Saturday 14th July, 2012 at 1:24 am

    it will be so goo 🙂

  • Reply Cindizzle Saturday 14th July, 2012 at 12:36 am

    yeeeeessssss can’t wait for h&m and forever21!!!

  • Reply leckytomato Saturday 14th July, 2012 at 12:14 am

    can’t wait!

  • Reply srslyalex Saturday 14th July, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Hopefully they’ll be coming to Perth soon!

  • sungyoung
    Reply sungyoung Saturday 14th July, 2012 at 12:00 am

    when i was in HK, shopping in Forever 21, Uniqlo and H&M was super fun!

  • Viggy
    Reply Viggy Friday 13th July, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Melbourne! Please!

  • Reply Chanels_Allure Friday 13th July, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I heard they will be opening up where the old supre store used to be in the old gowings building

  • Reply Zerotolove Friday 13th July, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! xx

  • kelgri
    Reply kelgri Friday 13th July, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    lucky melbourners sooo jealous

  • smurfette
    Reply smurfette Friday 13th July, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    interesting!!

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Friday 13th July, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    FINALLY!

  • Reply Jenna Friday 13th July, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    hmm kinda cool, kinda not takes the fun out of shopping and finding unique things overseas

  • jodyxo
    Reply jodyxo Friday 13th July, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    how exciting!! x

  • Reply sallync Friday 13th July, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Half the fun of travelling overseas is shopping at different stores.
    Do we really want to see people dressed identically across the planet?

  • Reply T1NA Friday 13th July, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    This is so super exciting! I don’t have to travel overseas all the time anymore to shop there!!!

  • lanalang
    Reply lanalang Friday 13th July, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Yayyyyyy 🙂

  • Reply Tah Friday 13th July, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I agree, how many more oversized overpriced stores do we need producing hundreds of the same garment that every second person seems to own. We should be supporting our local labels who provide high quality, soulful and individual designs and inspire creativity!

  • Reply coyleshana Friday 13th July, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    yippee

  • Reply KNY Friday 13th July, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Fingers crossed this will actually happen soon!

  • Reply Raquel24 Friday 13th July, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    omg yes H&M!!! please come

  • Reply Whatthe Friday 13th July, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Cool style

  • Reply Emily Kate Friday 13th July, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    YESSSSSS! I have kept my fingers crossed for this since returning from Europe last year. Now they’ll be extra crossed for a Melbourne store!

  • Reply maggielyly Friday 13th July, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Can’t wait for H&M to hit Sydney!

  • Reply cindyhu_1234 Friday 13th July, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Can’t wait!

  • Reply Tashie Friday 13th July, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Cannot wait!!

  • Reply jessicawheelock Friday 13th July, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Finally! But please come to Brisbane…

  • Reply Ange Friday 13th July, 2012 at 11:02 am

    oh interesting!!

  • Reply cindyfeng92 Friday 13th July, 2012 at 11:00 am

    This is so exciting! Hope it’s not overpriced like everything else in Australia…

  • Reply stephvel Friday 13th July, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Thats awesome . Very Happy Im from Melbourne

  • Reply cadam Friday 13th July, 2012 at 10:28 am

    very exciting

  • Reply jreilly Friday 13th July, 2012 at 10:24 am

    awesome its great

  • Isabella
    Reply isabellabilic@hotmail.com Friday 13th July, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Yes! I’m excited!
    What I’m really excited about is forever 21! We really need a one down under!

    • newbie
      Reply newbie Friday 13th July, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      IKR

    • Reply Ian Sunday 15th July, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      i think we all are

  • Luci
    Reply Luci Friday 13th July, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I am so excited! Fingers crossed for Sydney…

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