Photography: H&M (store) / Masaki Hiroyasu (people)
Address: B1F-3F GINZA Gcube, 7-9-15 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 11.00-21.00
The much anticipated H&M Japan has finally opened its doors at Ginza this past Saturday, September 13th at 11am. The very first H&M store in Japan was welcomed by 5000 people who was eager to get a dose of the fast fashion chain. “An reception party held on September 11th, gathered prominent figures of the fashion press, creators, celebrities, gathered together to celebrate the launch of H&M in Japan.”
“It has been H&M’s dream to open in Japan. I am therefore very proud to say that we now have our first store in Tokyo. Japan is a strategic and exciting market with great fashion awareness. We hope that we can offer our Tokyo customers added value through fashion and quality at the best price”, says Rolf Eriksen, CEO H&M.
“H&M GINZA have approximately 1000? of sales area over four floors, from basement to 3rd floor, exhibiting Womens, Mens, and Accessories concepts. The interior, inspired by the store’s surrounding, reflect the elegance of Ginza. Each floor fully utilizes the walls, creating a spacious impression by contrasting lights and solidity.” Now the Japanese won’t need to fly to Hong Kong or New York to get their H&M fix! The world launch of the COMME des Garcons x H&M collection will be at the opening of H&M’s second store in Tokyo, Japan, in the beginning of November. Launch date for other H&M markets will be a few days later. I can’t wait till November!
More pics after the jump…
Rolf Eriksen, CEO and Christine Edman, Country Manager Japan
Rolf Eriksen, CEO
Christine Edman, Country Manager Japan
Kristina Stenvinkel; Head of Communications, Christine Edman; Country Manager Japan, Rolf Eriksen; CEO, Margareta van den Bosch; Creative Advisor, Ann-Sofie Johansson; Head of Design