I'm obsessed with finding trendy fashions at rock-bottom prices. Normally, that means carrying a really big bag loaded with coupons, being aware of all the sales (you gotta love e-mail!) and having a strict no-cutting-tags-in case-of-a-price-adjustment policy. Whew, that's work!
But as of Aug. 30, my life gets a lot easier. That's when H&M, one of the world's largest retailers known for offering fashion-forward apparel and quality basics at value prices, comes to our backyard. Well, close enough anyway.
The style-setting superstore's seventh Texas location will be at DFW's Grapevine Mills Mall, only a short hop from our very own Colleywood.
Looks like I just found a whole new reason to shop the largest outlet mall in north Texas.
Costume jewelry like H&M's gorgeous, pearl-and-crystal bib necklace ($17.95) is on-trend for fall.
To celebrate, H&M is:
Teaming up with Bob and me to give away 5, great prizes. 1 lucky reader will win a $100 H&M gift card; 4 others will take home $50 H&M gift cards. All the prizes are good at any H&M location in the country. (Check the end of this post for details on how to enter.)
Offering monster opening day deals that are even better than usual. Starting at noon that Thursday, H&M at Grapevine Mills will give the first 100 shoppers in line an H&M t-shirt and a scratch-off gift card with a value from $10 to $300. And that's on top of many other specials for the whole family.
The H&M at Grapevine Mills will feature collections for women, men, younger women and younger men with separate "store within store" sections for accessories, lingerie, maternity and sports apparel. This location will also carry the Swedish retailer's plus-size line, H&M+, as well as children's sizes from newborn to 14.
Want a budget-friendly way to get take your look to a new level?
We're celebrating H&M's Aug. 30 arrival at Texas' Grapevine Mills Mall by giving away 5, great gift cards from the fashion-forward megastore. Boasting a combined value of $300, these cool, wallet-stretchers work for everyone in the family and can be used at any H&M location in the country.
Click "Read More" for details on how to enter. Contest* ends Sept. 6!
Tailored coats and pops of color make a chic fall statement.
Belted, leather jacket $249; mohair sweater $69.95
Wondering what's hot for fall at the family fashion headquarters? Here's the scoop:
Colors like sleek black and futuristic grays with autumn-enhanced browns and camel tones. Pops of metallic and bursts of color found in prints and patterns add dynamic elements.
"Minimal Meets Maximal"-themed women's clothing. Tailored touches bring minimalist structure and shape, while texture and decoration such as furry wool, beaded sweaters and rhinestone trims add the maximalist attitude. Pricing includes dresses from $24.95, blouses starting at $14.95 and trousers for $12.95.
Key pieces for women include tailored coats, zippered ankle slacks, oversized cable knit cardigans and printed leggings. Costume jewelry, embellished shoulder pieces, beaded caps and elegant mules make on-trend accessories.
Metallic makes a dynamic addition to prints like this go-anywhere pencil skirt (49.95).
H&M has updated the suit to become the most versatile piece in a man's wardrobe.
Jacket $149; matching pants $59.95
A men's collection focusing on the suit. Layering, texture and color bring tailoring traditions to the 21st century this fall, making the suit the most versatile piece in a man's wardrobe.
Other key items for men are turtleneck sweaters, tailored pants, chinos and blazers accessorized with leather brogues, gloves, weekend bags, colored socks and tweed ties. Pricing includes shirts starting at $14.95, trousers from $19.95 and jackets for $34.95.
H&M at Grapevine Mills is located at 300 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, TX 76051; 855/466-7467. Store hours will be Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information on H&M and the latest fashion trends, follow @HMUSA on Twitter.
Print, button-down shirt $34.95
Print, button-down shirt $34.95