The H&M (Hennes & Mauritz Inc.) store in downtown Detroit is finally set to open November 21.
Measuring approximately 25,000 square feet, the new location at 1505 Woodward Avenue at the corner of Clifford will become the largest retailer in Bedrock’s portfolio, spanning three Albert Kahn-designed buildings on the west side of Woodward.
The new Detroit H&M location will offer residents a one-stop shopping destination for quality clothing, with collections for ladies and men, with a separate “shop in shop” section for accessories. This location will also carry the H&M Kids collection for newborns to 14-years-old.
“As Bedrock’s largest retail tenant, H&M signals a tipping point for the historic Woodward Shopping District,” said Bedrock CEO Matt Cullen. “For the first time in decades, shopping for the whole family is available on our main thoroughfare, and there is much more to come. This global brand will fit perfectly with the local businesses, tech companies, startups and fellow fashion industry leaders that already call Woodward home. This is an important next step in Detroit’s evolution as a destination for shopping, entertainment, dining and doing business. We look forward to continuing the momentum a retailer like H&M represents.”
To celebrate the new downtown Detroit H&M store, the first 500 shoppers in line will be offered an H&M Access to Fashion Pass, valued between $10 and $500. Customers in line after the first 500 shoppers will receive a $10 Access to Fashion Pass. Customers who garment recycle on opening day can also enter to win a gift card from $50 to $500 dollars.
With the opening of the 1505 Woodward Avenue location, H&M will add approximately 20 employees for this store. In 2019, H&M was recognized as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2019 by Forbes magazine. For available job opportunities, visit career.hm.com.
“H&M is opening a major Detroit store because it is good for their business,” said Dan Gilbert, Bedrock Founder and Chairman. “Retailers, tech startups, industrial companies, and people old and young are to choosing to stay in Detroit and coming from all over because the Motor City is where the opportunities are abundant. It is an exciting time in Detroit and H&M will only add to the unparalleled momentum.”
The historic Woodward shopping district was once home to Detroit’s most prominent department stores, such as JL Hudson’s (once the world’s tallest department store), Himelhoch’s, Kern’s, B. Siegel, and others.
The three landmark buildings that H&M will inhabit at 1505, 1515, and 1529 Woodward were all designed by prolific Detroit architect Albert Kahn. The new Detroit H&M location has roots in the fashion industry, as it was once home to the Richman Brothers Co., a men’s haberdashery. The building has undergone significant renovations and is now home to offices of International Bancard and Rocket Fiber.
H&M locations are currently at Macomb Mall, Oakland Mall, Somerset Collection, Fairlane Town Center, Lakeside Mall, and Partridge Creek, among other locations.
Store hours for the downtown Detroit location will be Monday-Saturday 10-9 p.m. and Sunday 11-7 p.m.