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H&M to open 'world-first' concept store at Manchester's Trafford Centre

Tom Shearsmith
01 April 2022

H&M is to open a "world-first" concept store at Manchester's Trafford Centre, featuring a range of new elements, concepts and services.

The new 29,202 sq ft store store, opening 14 April, will include a section dedicated to H&M's homeware division. Located in a prime position across the upper and lower levels of Trafford Centre’s Peel Avenue, the new store will also have an open façade, removing its windows, a world-first store design for the retailer.

This revamp is one of H&M’s biggest store investments this year as they continue to invest in communities outside of London, leveraging the strength of Manchester’s fashion credentials and the importance of the region.

Specific details about the new services and store elements have not been revealed.

Toni Galli, H&M UK & Ireland Country Manager, commented: “We are excited to be opening our world-leading H&M Trafford Centre store on April 14th, offering our loyal Manchester customers a brand-new look and feel unlike anything our UK customers have ever experienced. During our launch program, and in the coming months, we are partnering with local creators and businesses in Manchester to support the local community, proving how committed we are to Manchester and delivering the best possible shopping experience for our customers.”

Rhys Evans, Director of Asset Management at Pradera Lateral said, “It is great to see such a prominent retailer choosing Trafford Centre as the location for a world-first store and investing in the centre with such a significant space. We are always keen to support retail brands in their evolution, helping them to bring fresh ideas and developments to life. This new concept H&M store is a perfect example of this and we look forward to seeing our visitors’ reactions.”

H&M will be hosting a weekend of exclusive activities for the opening of the new store, working with local Manchester businesses to take part in the launch and offering exclusive access to H&M members.

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