Miami fashionistas get ready for your newest shopping addiction! After years of the rumors, waiting, whining, & having to travel elsewhere to get your shop on at H&M, it’s finally opened up at home!
The real H&M replacing the old Lincoln Theater is still under massive construction, but the lovely people at H&M love Miami so much they decided to open up shop on the corner of Lincoln & Meridian for the meantime. I mean, it’s the least they could do! How Miami was chosen as the sixth city for an H&M in Florida is beyond me but I’m over that now because it’s finally here! Now let’s get to the good stuff!
When I first heard the grand opening was going to be happening early I called up the troops -you know, my girlfriends. Thankfully, my good friend Zunia was down for the adventure. We woke up Friday morning & headed out in the rain. Nothing was going to stop us! I figured we were at an advantage since most people work on Fridays & the rain would keep the weak ones away LOL.
Once we arrived (at 10am) I was in shock. Was no one really as crazy as me?! There were only 3 girls in line! We decided to hide from the rain for a bit while we plotted what we would be buying. Once 11am rolled around our hearts couldn’t take it. We went to stand in line & slowly but surely the crowds began to hover. The press was there, photographers galore, fashion bloggers, men, women, and even a few little kids were in line. Chad Ochocinco & Evelyn Lozada even got their shop on today; they didn’t have to wait in line though, obvs.
There was music, a pep squad, & even a countdown. Finally, we were let in! To my surprise everyone acted pretty civilized. I was having Black Friday flashbacks but everyone was great! I managed to grab a
few (who am I kidding?), a ton of cute stuff & was ready to try them on until I realized it would take me at least an hour to get to the front of the fitting room line. I decided, what the heck? & got it all anyways. The employees made sure everyone knew returns & exchanges could be made up to 30 days from the purchase date which was great & saved us a lot of time. The store only has 3 tiny fitting rooms which was probably the biggest issue.
The temporary location is no where near the size of your typical H&M but it did the trick for now. It’s stocked with tons of bathing suits (all starting at $4.95), lots of beach cover-ups, maxi’s, shorts, tops & more all for great prices. I was surprised to find that the most expensive item I bought was my $34.95 wedges (which I’m completely in love with). I’m not sure if all H&M’s are offering these items but this store definitely has Miami written all over it!
Evelyn Lozada shopping
$14.95 coral capris
$14.95 bathing suit
$24.95 cover-up dress
All in all, it was a great success & Zunia & I were two very happpyyy campers!