It has been 69 years since one of the world’s most successful clothing chains opened its doors in Västerås, Sweden – H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB. We look back at the history of what is now H&M and how it managed to have such a presence in almost every corner of the globe.
The shiny new, two level Topshop Topman store opened in Wellington today and the queue down Lambton Quay is almost as long as the one on Queen Street at the Auckland store opening last year.
Lines of shoppers snaked through Auckland’s Sylvia Park Shopping Centre as they waited for international chain Zara to open its first Kiwi store at 9.30am. Inside, they were greeted with 1,850 square metres of commercial space, bearing the very latest European-influenced fast fashion.
Dunedin-based fashion label Company of Strangers founder and creative director Sara Munro says consumers have becoming "over-consuming greedy monsters" when it comes to fashion. Will the sustainable practices of New Zealand companies and others around the world be enough to buck the effect the fashion industry has on our environment? We talked to several university professors to find out.
The much-anticipated first H&M flagship has finally launched. More than 1000 shoppers waited for its doors to open for the first time on Saturday at Auckland’s Sylvia Park. We spoke with H&M country manager for Australia and New Zealand, Hans Andersson, about local competition, stock rotation and more.