Am I fifteen again?

fashion at H&M

What is it about H&M that makes me suddenly think that it is a good idea to wear a red mini skirt or turquoise lace stockings, maybe at the same time?

I was at the H&M store on Powell today (not to be confused with the one on Post on the other side of Union Square), and I was once again happy to find that I could, if I wanted, buy my polo shirts and corsets all in one stop. However, I also found out today that H&M, while only having West Coast stores in San Francisco, is a bit less exotic the farther east you go. Someone told me that they have a store in Cleveland, and many other less-than-exotic locales. Nothing against those towns. I am just saying that it takes away from the European-coolness factor.

6 Comments so far

  1. cd (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 10:16 am

    in europe, it’s just another store. like if old navy hopped aboard the trendy ship. and yes, the further east you go, the more there are. bunches in NYC. at least one in DC, Philly, etc. and in england, for instance, they are staples of every High Street (aka: Main Street for those speaking American). they are also no less irritating over there. i love the place, but i have to be in a certain frame of mind to brave the jumbled racks and somewhat free-flowing sizing policies of their various product lines.

    i will always love their ubercheap accessories, though.


  2. cd (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 10:17 am

    p.s. that whole mini skirt with leggings thing? skinny jeans? ALL over the UK last spring. thankfully, it’s taken us a *wee* bit longer to succomb to such idiocy here.

    why! why!!!! I ask you . . . .


  3. HiLife (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 9:00 pm

    H&M is the Ikea of clothing!


  4. Stephen (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 4:49 am

    Yup, they’ve got at least 3 here in Toronto as well…


  5. George. (unregistered) on August 6th, 2006 @ 9:26 am

    Um, I think they’ve also got a couple of stores in the East Bay, too..Walnut Creek and I thing Concord at the Sunvalley Mall.


  6. Nancy (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 10:57 pm

    There’s about 20 in NYC, which kept throwing off my innate ‘landmarking’ skills.

    Basically what Walgreens does to me here in SF.



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