H&M is one of the leading retail stores in the world known for offering it’s customers trendy garments at reasonable prices. H&M has 3 stores in South Africa – V&A Waterfront, Sandton City and now Galleria Mall (Amanzimtoti).
On Wednesday, 2nd November 2016, Galleria Mall hosted the VIP H&M Opening event which was attended by bloggers and well-known names around Durban (I got to meet the beautiful Kajal Bagwandeen and she was the most down to earth and friendly lady ever – my plus one and I were a little awestruck). This event aimed to showcase H&M and the newly revamped Galleria Mall.
I feel quite lucky to be living a quick two mins away from the mall 😀 The renovations has put Galleria Mall into a league of its own but for now let’s talk about the event …
Everyone arrived promptly around 5pm at Circus Circus to an amazing array of cocktails and finger foods. We had time to mingle and take countless snaps before being formally addressed and led to the H&M store to shop our hearts out.
We got a little tour of the store and a talk from the manager. Did you know that H&M recycles and you can actually benefit from this? By bringing in 2 bags of old clothes, H&M will give you 15% off a single garment from your purchase. Pretty cool right??? We then shopped till around 7pm whilst still taking loads of pictures everywhere!!
*The top-level hosts the Menswear and kids whilst the lower level hosts Womanswear.
Everyone made their way back to Circus Circus to be addressed by the Marketing Manager and GM of Galleria as well the Manager of the newly revamped Edgars store.
A few details about the recent renovations done to the Galleria Mall and Edgars:
- R300 million was spent in past couple months.
- Vero Moda and Jack & Jones retails in only 3 Edgars stores in South Africa – one of them being the Edgars store in Galleria. I was actually wearing Vero Moda for the event – I’m literally in love with everything the brand has to offer!!!
- Edgars Galleria now houses Mac, Bobbi Brown and Inglot.
- 12 cars everyday will be given away leading up to Christmas.
- Pick ‘n Pay will be opening towards the end of November.
The formalities culminated with various prizes and competitions before being left to enjoy the hospitality of Circus Circus and each others company. Even if you weren’t a lucky winner (like me 😦 ), every main attendee left with an amazing goodie bag filled with items from various stores in Galleria.
I loved meeting the other bloggers and sharing ideas. It was definitely an enjoyable night.
So get down to H&M and Galleria Mall.
Shop H&M online here
Visit the Galleria Mall page here
*Note that the recently launched Kenzo collection from H&M is not available at the Galleria branch yet.