I received compensation to shop in exchange for my honest opinion, including the opinion that H&M is awesome and
I’m super excited it’s finally in Burbank!
Over the past few years, our Burbank Town Center has been getting a much needed and community desired upgrade. The updates have included new flooring, light fixtures, structure design, paint and of course, new stores. When it was announced that H&M would be coming in to our beautiful little bubble, I don’t think you’d find one mom in this town unhappy about it. H&M is an absolute go-to for kids clothes, but they have so much more! H&M is now open in Burbank and I had the sincere pleasure of shopping two hours prior to their opening to the public this past week.
The History of H&M
H&M is a sustainable clothing line that originated in the Swedish city Västerås in 1947. The store, originally called Hennes, which is Sweedish for ‘Hers’, was created by a 30 year old entrepreneur Erling Persson. He was inspired with a new way of selling women’s clothing after a raid trip through the USA. In Hennes acquires the Stockholm-based hunting apparel and fishing equipment retailer Mauritz Widforss, and the name is changed to Hennes & Mauritz. This is the start of offering of men’s and also children’s clothing, leading to H&M offering clothes for the entire family. In 1974, Hennes & Mauritz is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. The same year, the stores were rebranded with the abbreviation “H&M”. And in the late 1970s, teenagers get their own version of H&M as the Impuls concept is launched, inspired by U.S. denim stores.
The first US store opened in New York on 5th Avenue in 2000.
Sustainability & Recycled Clothing
At the Burbank store opening, if you brought a bag of old clothes to donate, you had a chance to be win a great gift certificate to shop. H&M is a huge propionate of sustainable creating and recycling unused clothes. As a matter of fact, the company as a whole has a policy: “Drop off clothes and textiles from ANY brand, in ANY condition” When you drop off your unwanted textiles in a H&M store (just ask for the garment-collecting box, often located next to the cash registers), you’ll get rewarded with a voucher.
From there, a business partner I:CO takes over. They collect the boxes, and then sort the contains into three categories:
· Rewear — clothing that can be worn again will be sold as second-hand clothes.
· Reuse — old clothes and textiles will be turned into other products, such as cleaning cloths.
· Recycle — everything else is turned into textile fibres and used for things like insulation.
This, I can get behind.
H&M has their own tips for the sustainability of your garments. Check out their suggestions, HERE…
My Best Tip For Shopping H&M
There is a super special tip I have for you, if you’re shopping at H&M Burbank (or any H&M, really). They price match themselves online. So, BEFORE you head to the store, download their App and have it ready to go. From the home page, on the upper right corner, click the UPC scanning icon (next to the camera icon). Use this scanner to scan your tags from the purchases you want to make. This will bring up their current online price. Sometimes, their items are cheaper online and the store will match the price online, if you use the app to scan and show them at checkout. They are super awesome about this and it was an employee who actually shared this tip with me. I saved money at the register, no joke! The dress I was not leaving that store without, was $39.99 in store, but $19.99 online! No problem!
Burbank’s H&M is now open and full of affordable fashion for your family! The first level (which is located on the second level of The Burbank Town Center) is all women and girls’ teen line, called Divided. The second level (third level of the Town Center) is mens and children fashions.
Turn In Your Receipts To Help Local Schools
The Burbank Town Center participates in our community in tremendous ways and one of the ways they do this is through the My School Is Cool campaign. When you shop the Town Center, you can turn in your receipts on the bottom level of the Mall near the Mall offices. These recipes turn into points, which then can turn into dollars for our Burbank public schools. They have specific boxes for all the schools…but if you don’t have kids, or your kids are grown and out of the house, feel free to donate to Luther Burbank Middle School and Bret Harte Elementary. Just sayin’….
Shop H&M Now! The Burbank Town Center is located at 201 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502. H&M is open during regular Mall hours. The holidays are coming…and this is the perfect time to shop!