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Find out more about H&M

About H&M

The H&M Group offers fashion for everyone under the brands of H&M, COS, Monki, Weekday, Cheap Monday and & Other Stories, as well as fashion for the home at H&M Home.

It is ranked the second largest global clothing retailer, just behind Spain-based Inditex (parent company of ZARA), and leads over third largest global clothing retailer, United States based GAP Inc.

Number of stores

3,100 stores in 53 markets



Founded by

Erling Persson

Fun Facts

The first store opened in 1947 in Västerås, Sweden, selling women’s clothing. The store is called Hennes.

The first store outside Scandinavia opens in London in 1976

The collections are created by 160 in-house designers and 100 pattern makers

Thinking of moving up the ladder?

H&M store management structure:

Store Manager
Assistant Manager – only in larger flagship sites
Department Manager

Retail management profiles: H&M

Find out more about what it’s really like to be a store manager for H&M and tips on how to apply.