5 Things You Didn't Know About H&M
- H&M started with a single store in Sweden before launching its website and now has more than 3,700 shops around the world.
- Beyoncé launched her own line of clothing and accessories with the company based on her own style called Mrs. Carter in H&M.
- Madonna was one of the first celebrities who collaborated with H&M on a fashion line, and the singer created designs with her teenage daughter.
- The company announced plans in 2009 to launch its own line of home goods and now has several standalone furniture stores.
- H&M offers its own email newsletter for shoppers that gives them free promo codes and advance notice of upcoming online sales.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at H&M
H&M requires that you have an account with the website before using any type of promo code. As a new customer, you will need your name, shipping address and a phone number to create an account. You will also need to verify that you are over the age of 13 before checking out. After browsing the H&M website and adding one or more products to your shopping cart, click the shopping bag at the top of the screen. You can then sign into your account or register a new account. Once you sign in, you will see the same page that you see in the image below. To the right of the page, you will see a small box where you put your promo code. Type in your code and click the button on the right of the box. You can also change your shipping method on this page before you complete the checkout process on the next page.
H&M prides itself on offering affordable items for people of all ages. Shop for lower priced clothing, accessories and home decor on the H&M Sale page. The Sale area lets you shop for items for kids, men, women or products for the home. The inventory available fluctuates nearly every day, and many of the items available in this section are only available in limited numbers. You'll find sweaters, jeans, coats, tee shirts and even shoes for men, women and children. Home items available at clearance products may include sheets, pillows, lamps, candles and even furniture like tables and chairs.
Erling Persson was a Swedish businessman who came up with the idea of H&M after taking a trip to the United States. During his visit, he noted the number of stores that catered to women and offered them affordable clothing that looked stylish. Persson came back to Sweden and raised the money necessary to open the first H&M store. Though the shop initially only sold clothing for women, Persson later acquired a male clothing line and changed the name of his shop to H&M, which is an abbreviation for hers and his in Swedish.
H&M opened its first foreign store in 1964 and quickly set about opening new shops around the world. The first American shop opened in 2000, but the country now has more than 400 H&M stores. The chain now consists of more than 3,700 shops in countries like the United Kingdom, China, Romania and Greece. H&M also launched its own website to allow shoppers living further away from one of its shops to purchase all its fashions and other products. It also expanded into the world of home furnishings with several furniture stores built and decorative objects added to its website.
Though H&M always focused on providing shoppers with great looking products for a lower price, its newer owners looked for ways to bring in new fashions. Several leading designers partnered with the company to launch brands exclusive to the H&M chain. Karl Lagerfeld was the first designer to work with H&M, and his line was so popular when originally released in 2004 that some stores completely sold out within one hour or less. Stella McCartney, Versace and Marni were just a few other designers to work with the chain. Jimmy Choo also designed a line of limited edition purses and shoes that were only available in H&M stores or online.
Some shoppers know H&M for the celebrities who served as spokespeople and designers for the company over the years. Madonna agreed to design a line of fashions for teenagers and younger shoppers that she created with her own teenage daughter. More recently, singer and actress Beyoncé worked with the brand to create a line of clothing that she says are similar to those she wears in her own life.
You can see one of the more recent celebrity collaborations in the video titled From the Makers of Happy & Merry H&M presents Katy Perry. The fun and whimsical video features singer Katy Perry in a Christmas setting. The video gained more than five million views in just three weeks.
As a fan of H&M, you'll find that the website lets you shop for everything you might find in stores. You'll also have access to sizes and products that are exclusively available online. If you find a jacket you love in a local store that doesn't come in your size, you might find it through the online website.
H&M makes it easy for you to find the exact items you need through category listings located right at the top of the home page and on all other page. Click the various links to find products for women, men, kids or the H&M Home line, which features furniture and decorations for the home. You can also use the home page to see current sales and specials that are only available online. The home page also includes links to new collections like party clothing, gift ideas or clothing for babies and toddlers. Shop the H&M website to find products for everyone in your whole family.
H&M Social Media Links
H&M on Facebook: Following H&M on Facebook may provide you with the inspiration you need to change your wardrobe. Not only will you see some great fashions, but you'll pick up tips on how to wear those hot new looks. H&M also posts images of celebrities wearing similar fashions.
H&M on Twitter: Read over the short tweets on Twitter to find out more about the latest and hottest fashion trends, see photographs of real people wearing those trends and learn about new products available through H&M.
H&M on Instagram: H&M uses its Instagram account as a way to share some of the best looks for the current season. You might see gorgeous and fluffy sweaters in the winter and sleek tank tops and little skirts in the summer.
H&M on Google+: When you grow tired of checking multiple social networking accounts every day, you can head over to Google+ and see posts H&M makes on Twitter, Facebook and other pages in one convenient spot.
H&M on Pinterest: Checking out the H&M boards on Pinterest may get you inspired to shop for new clothing. Each board shows you some of the hottest fashions, provides you with tips on wearing those outfits and includes links back to the official website.
H&M on YouTube: H&M often partners with major celebrities on new fashion lines, and you can view commercials that feature those famous faces and interviews with those stars on YouTube.
H&M Contact Info
110 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10011
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