MICHIGAN CITY — Fashion retailer H&M, Hennes and Mauritz Inc., is planning to open a new location in Michigan City, and to bring 20 more jobs to the community.
Measuring approximately 21,000 square feet, H&M's new location at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets is set to open in the fall of 2019. According to a press release from H&M, the company has experienced a warm welcome from customers and fans in Indiana and is happy to continue to expand its store and employee count in the state.
H&M describes itself as one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, known for offering fashion-forward apparel at affordable prices in a sustainable way.
The new H&M location is set to offer Michigan City residents a one-stop shopping destination for quality clothing for the whole family, with collections for ladies, men and teens, as well as separate “store within a store” sections for accessories. The Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets location will also carry the H&M Kids collection for newborns to 14-year-olds. The breadth and variety of H&M collections is expected to make it easier for any consumer to find fashionable products, no matter their personal style.
"With an emphasis on design, quality, and sustainability, H&M offers inspiring, high fashion at an unbeatable value," the release said.
According to the release, H&M prides itself on its support of local economies by adding jobs with each new location. As a continuously expanding brand, H&M constantly searches for new talent to grow within the company. With the opening of the Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets location, H&M is expecting to add approximately 20 employees to the current, ever-expanding total of approximately 16,000 U.S. employees. 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.
According to H&M, Sustainability is an integral part of the company. The brand is growing and making significant long-term investments for sustainable development. In 2013, H&M launched Garment Collecting, an in-store clothing recycling project and was the first global fashion company to implement such a program. In 2018 alone, H&M U.S. diverted more than 3 million pounds of unwanted textiles from landfills.
Since H&M opened the doors to its first U.S. store 19 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 550 locations across the country and looks forward to continued expansion at the best properties worldwide.