H & M, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers famous for offering fashion-forward apparel at affordable prices in a sustainable way, is happy to announce a new location in Corpus Christi, Texas. Measuring approximately 27,000 square feet, the new location at La Palmera will join the 31 other popular destinations in the state on February 9, 2017 at noon. H&M is especially excited to expand its reach in this growing market for the retailer.

”We are pleased to be opening a new location in Texas,” said U.S. President of H&M, Daniel Kulle. ”This state is a growing market and we are excited to create more job opportunities with our expansion there.”

The new H&M location will offer Corpus Christi residents a one-stop shopping destination for quality clothing for the whole family, with collections for ladies and men with separate “store within a store” sections for accessories. This location will also carry the H&M Kids collection for newborns to 10 year olds. The variety of H&M collections make it easy for any consumer to find fashionable products, no matter their personal style. With an emphasis on design, quality, and sustainability, H&M offers inspiring, of-the-moment fashion at an unbeatable value.

H&M prides itself on its support of local economies by adding jobs with each new location. As the company continues expanding in both new and existing markets, H&M constantly searches for new talent to grow within the company. With the opening of the La Palmera location, H&M is proud to add approximately 20 employees to the current, ever-expanding total of approximately 16,000 U.S. employees. In 2016, H&M was ranked number 20 on Interbrand’s list of 100 Best Global Brands, was selected by Great Place to Work as a top 25 Best Multinational Workplace and was also named by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the sixth year. For available job opportunities, please visit career.hm.com.

Sustainability is an integral part of H&M and is the result of hundreds of small conscious actions taken by every person in the organization. In 2013, H&M was the first global fashion company to launch in store Garment Recycling, collecting approximately 90.4 million lbs. of garments to date. H&M was selected in 2015 as a U.S. EPA Green Power Leadership Award winner and placed 20th on the 2016 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index. Also in 2016, H&M received Fashion Group International’s Sustainability Award. The company has committed to sourcing renewable energy wherever possible in order to reduce indirect emissions stemming from the company’s purchased electricity use.

Since H&M opened the doors to its first U.S. store 16 years ago, the U.S. has been one of the retailer’s most successful markets. H&M is proud to offer U.S. consumers quality fashion at competitive prices at its 459 locations across the country, and looks forward to continued expansion at the best properties worldwide.

To celebrate the new store, the H&M at La Palmera will offer the first 100 shoppers in line an H&M Access to Fashion Pass, valued between $10 and $300, in addition to other surprise offers for the whole family. Customers who garment recycle on opening day can also enter to win a gift card from $50 to $250 dollars.

H&M, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) at La Palmera is located at 5488 S. Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411. The store can be reached by phone at (855) 466-7467. Store hours will be Monday through Saturday 10:00am – 9:00pm and Sunday 11:00am – 7:00pm.