Earlier this year I read tweets from the Swedish high-street giant mentioning their 2012 plan of opening new stores in Thailand and Indonesia. For a while I thought that Malaysia is going to be abandoned, and they would not reach our shores, leaving us H&M-less. But I was wrong apparently. Last week I was informed regarding the official news of H&M's maiden opening in Kuala Lumpur! Can I hear an ear-piercing hooray?
“We very much look forward to opening the first H&M flagship store in Malaysia. After the great
response for our first store in Singapore, this will be the perfect next step for H&M into this fashion
conscious region. There is great potential for expansion in Southeast Asia, and we are excited to be
able to offer fashion and quality at the best price to our customers in Kuala Lumpur during autumn
2012”, says Karl-Johan Persson, CEO at H&M.
Another key player of affordable fashion has landed in Malaysia. What do you think this mean? I am truly hoping for a diversified dressing attitude amongst KL-ites, and perhaps, a bigger inter-company competition in the field of marketing, design and retail...