My first visit to first H&M store in Malaysia today
H & M is a Swedish multinational retail company and is currently the second largest global clothing retailer. I first get to know of this brand back in early 2011 in my family trip to Italy when my sister introduced the store of this brand to me as we walked along a busy shopping street. From there on, I started to have my eyes on this brand (after purchasing a very cool-looking white jacket from the trip) but too bad the company is not opening up any store yet in Malaysia….not until now.
The famous H&M opened up its first store in Malaysia at Lot 10 on 22nd September 2012. That’s only few days ago, and me and my sisters went for our first visit to the store today. Too bad, we couldn’t have the time to be the first few customers on its first day of its opening as those early birds would be entitled to cash vouchers. Previously, Lot 10 in Bukit Bintang is losing behind compared to other nearby malls like Pavilion KL, Sungei Wang or Berjaya Times Square in competitiveness. Many retails in Lot 10 failed to attract high number of visitors. The opening of H&M store in Lot 10 seems like rejuvenate the place once again, but still the other retails had no choice but to see most of the people entering H&M and not their stores.
H&M occupies three floors of one portion of the mall, hence it has a big space enough for sale of countless items and visitors are only allowed to enter at the ground floor. Wow…there is long queue outside the store at Bukit Bintang junction once we reached there this afternoon. My sister brought her two baby sons and thanks to that, we were given priority to enter first as informed by the security guard while the others in the queue started questioning. Haha…I proceed to the male section which is all in one floor together with kiddies section while female section occupies the remaining two floors.
And so, after browsing around, and squeezing in between people (the whole store is flooded with people), I bought three shirts and that costs me well over RM200. Looking at this condition (the popularity the store receives and from what I saw that almost everyone in the mall carries the H&M shopping bag), it is not hard to believe that almost every young Malaysians would own at least a H&M clothing soon. It is being very well received in Malaysia eventhough the clothings offered here aren’t that very appealing as compared to what I have seen from its store in Italy. And I’m quite surprised that the price offered is quite reasonable on most of the items in the store. Yay…gonna have new shirts to wear beginning this week, but that’s a bit painful to my wallet. Anyway, fashion gets to be my priority just now in the store…haha…