Planning on shopping in Old Town Alexandria? Now you can add H&M on King Street to your spree.
Yesterday hundreds waited in line along King Street and S.Washington Street to be the first to shop the new Old Town Alexandria H&M store and I was NOT among them. I don’t do crowds or lines. But I was super excited about the retailer being in the heart of Old Town.
I first fell in love with H&M when I lived in Madrid in 2003. I had never truly experienced stylish, trendy and AFFORDABLE clothing all in one place — and I thought, “WOW, there is something other than the Gap.”
At the time H&M wasn’t in the D.C. area so when I came back I missed being able to shop the high street trends and prices. A few years later, H&M opened up in D.C. and I would jump on the metro at lunch time to do a little bit of retail therapy! Then came 6 1/2 years of living in London and my relationship with H&M deepened. Since then, we’ve been fashion besties.
At the opening I met North America’s Head of Communications for H&M and NBC’s Fashion Star buyer Nicole Christie who gave me her picks for fall favorites — let’s just say, the “fancy casual” look is a go!
The boutiques in Old Town are incredible and I often shop small, however it is nice to have a larger retailer near by and in a hot spot on King Street.