A few months ago the buzz began about H&M coming to not only Greensboro but also Charlotte, NC! Being that I live in Greensboro and frequent Charlotte often I was thrilled! I was finally going to be able to shop at H&M without the inconvenience of spending a day traveling back and forth to the nearest store (which was 45 minutes away). After representing H&M as the NC style blogger for the 50 States of Fashion Campaign, I was so excited and honored when they asked me to host the store opening in Charlotte! Of course, I had to invite my style partner, Bre!
On Thursday November 14th we arrived early to NorthLake Mall for the Grand Opening of H&M! Little did we know there would already be over 300 people in line at 9:45. I was in total and complete shock. And the line kept growing and growing as we got closer to the store opening at noon.
Bre and I met with some of the H&M reps, got to tour the store and shop around for a few hours for a look of our own before the doors opened to the public. hello that was so so so awesome. Going into an untouched store is kind of exhilarating! Everything was so neat, new, and ready for the opening. It was also a little overwhelming trying to pick an outfit for the day at a brand new store that you had to yourself! It was a fun experience to see all of the staff excited and prepping for the madness that was about to ensue.
At 11:15 we got to pick a winner from the line who tweeted at me to win a head-to-toe look styled by us! The winner, Michelle, was so cute and excited about winning (who wouldn’t want to win a head-to-toe look?!?) We had a blast picking out items and helping her find a new outfit. She was the first to ever shop & check out at H&M Northlake!
The closer it got to noon, the more buzz we heard! We could hear the screaming and chanting of the people in line, the DJ was getting everyone hype for the day, and the countdown to the ribbon cutting was an amazing experience! At the strike of 12 p.m. the ribbon was cut and mass chaos ensued! Whew! I thought I was a shopaholic… items were flying off the racks like crazy (I was so glad I had scooped up my items in time!) It was such a fun experience and I am so glad I had Bre by my side for it!
Thank you H&M for letting us host the opening of NorthLake Mall!