H&M store joins Roosevelt Collection shopping center
BY SANDRA GUY Business Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org March 18, 2013 6:38PM
** FILE ** Pedestrians walk past the Fifth Avenue store owned by Stockholm-based fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) June 21, 2006, in a New York file photo. European clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB says that sales at stores open at least a year rose 3 percent in October. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
Updated: April 20, 2013 6:35AM
Fashion-forward clothing retailer H&M will open a new store this spring — its third in Chicago — at the Roosevelt Collection shopping center in the South Loop.
The 26,000-square-foot space will sell clothing for men, women, children and a plus-size line, and will feature “store within store” sections for accessories, lingerie, maternity and sports apparel, the Swedish retailer announced Monday.
H&M will join women’s clothing stores Francesca’s Collection and White House/Black Market, cosmetics store Ulta, fashion boutique Republic of Couture, sportswear retailer Fleet Feet Sports, home-decor store Z Gallerie and restaurants Chica Loca and BlackFinn American Grill.
The Roosevelt Collection, located just west of the Target store at Roosevelt and Clark and east of the Whole Foods Market retail development at Roosevelt and Canal, stood empty for several years except for an adjoining movie theater. The 330,000-square-foot retail space is now 56 percent leased, according to the developer.
The development is also slated to include the private British School on undeveloped parcels north of the Kerasotes ShowPlace ICON movie theater. The school, with a green roof and sports field, has aroused neighborhood controversy because it would occupy some land used as a public park.