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Final Filene’s Basement Replacement – H&M Coming to Connecticut Ave by the Mayflower Hotel

by Prince Of Petworth January 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm 19 Comments

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1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From the Washington Business Journal:

“Fashion retailer H&M will take over the 28,000-square-foot store at 1133 Connecticut Ave. NW.”

Filene’s in Friendship Heights became a T.J. Maxx and the one in the National Press building became a Marshalls.

  • Anonymous

    Good to hear. This strip has taken a few hits lately, glad to see new retail coming.

  • Anonymous

    I miss Filene’s.

  • Anon

    At this point, H & M and the TJX retailers are the only ones making a go of it in DC.

  • Jay

    How can so many H & M’s survive in DC? One in Penn Quarter and at Union Station and now this one….and then the one in Friendship Heights also which is close….I don’t get it!

    • Anonymous

      Don’t forget Georgetown too

    • Daniel

      Don’t forget the one in Georgetown!

      • Jay

        Oh yea! Dang, I really don’t get this one opening then for real now!

    • JF

      H&Ms make a bunch of money. People turn a blind eye to their benefit from sweatshop labor in favor for low priced items with styles one simply can’t find at that price point.

      • Anonymous

        Pretty much all clothing available nowadays in the US is made in a sweatshop, even the expensive clothing. I can pretty much guarantee that at least one item you are wearing was made in a sweatshop, if not your entire outfit.

    • Not sure about the other locations but the one at Metro Center is constantly packed, it’s a mad house… Hopefully this location with relieve some of the congestion.

  • kallie

    i work one block from here. my co-workers and i just cheered out loud for this. it’s the small things in life…

  • Mark

    Bummer…

  • Jason

    H & M is fine but we keep waiting on our Uniqlo. That’s what we really want!

  • Anonymous

    I work a few blocks from here and I’m pretty disappointed. I definitely would have preferred a TJ Maxx or Marshall’s. Oh well, yet another store in the area that won’t tempt me to spend money, so I guess that’s a good thing.

  • Anonymous

    The market is saturated with h&m, starbucks, potbelly, corner bakery, corporations own DC.

  • Anonymous

    I never thought of H&M as a hipster store.

    • Rich

      Then again are DC hipsters all that “hip”? I think H&M had some initial buzz because they came from Europe, as if Eurotrash are an indication of something hip. The haters need to remember that they fill a niche that always gets refilled fairly regularly–cheap, stylish clothing that falls apart when (if not before) it goes out of style. There have been any number of chains like this through the years, esp. for women–old timers will remember Richman Bros, Lerner (since renamed), Petries, etc. Shopping malls used to be clogged with such places before the rents and offers went modestly upscale.

  • reality

    It may be like the H&Ms in NYC. There are literally ones within a few blocks of each other, but they sell different styles of H&M lines. Stores are geared toward specific crowds.

  • Nathan

    G.C. Murphy would have been better.

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