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H&M is in the midst of a big expansion plan, which in New York includes opening two new stores in high-traffic locations. One of those will be a 57,000-square-foot unit at 589 Fifth Avenue, and the other will be a smaller-but-still-huge space at 4 Times Square. And according to today's WWD, the interiors of both locations will be "worlds apart."
Daniel Kulle, the U.S. president of H&M, told WWD that the Fifth Avenue spot will be "more like a high-street store." Unsurprisingly, the Times Square location will be a total rager. Kulle explains that it will be a "full-on party atmosphere," with billboards and interactive elements scattered throughout the store. Additionally, a 70-by-70 feet LED sign will be placed on the top of the building, and another "massive" sign will be erected on the actual storefront.
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