H&M set to open flagship branch in Glasgow next week

Fashion retailer H&M is poised to open the doors of a '˜flagship' branch in Glasgow city centre next week.

H&M's Buchanan Street flagship branch will open on Thursday 17 August. Picture: Tim Boyle/Getty

The Swedish chain said the store, at 185 Buchanan Street, will span more than 4,600 square metres when it opens on Thursday 17 August.

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To mark the launch, New York Brass Band will perform for shoppers ahead of the doors opening at 11am. The first 500 customers in the queue will receive goodie bags and a 25 per cent discount wristband that can be redeemed against a single purchase that day. Those spending more than £30 will also be offered a free manicure.

Carlos Duarte, the retailer’s country manager for the UK and Ireland, said: “With all H&M concepts available, including our ever expansive Home collection, we are confident that our new Glasgow store will provide our customers with an excellent shopping experience.”

H&M first came to these shores in 1976 and now has more than 260 outlets across the UK and Ireland.