I've always loved H&M and I think their sizes, styles and prices are brilliant.
The high street stores always have a massive range of items, in all sizes, and always have fantastic sale items, you can really get a bargain.
I used the H&M website for the first time in November to buy a dress they didn't stock in the shop for my birthday for a special evening. I ordered it two weeks in advance and the predicted delivery date was way before that date so I had no worries, and assumed it would arrive earlier like most orders do.
A couple of days before the delivery date (about a week after purchase) I sent them an email to chase it up, as the delivery date was the same on my account, but I still hadn't had a despatch notification, by the time the delivery date arrived I had no dress and no response so I rang them.
Turns out that they had locked my order as a "security risk" because I had ordered by dress to a business address and they won't delivery to businesses. There's no statement of this on their website, and I had no notification that it was cancelled.
I asked for next day delivery to my home address which they declined and eventually offered me a £5.00 online voucher code.
2 weeks after my delivery date I finally got an email telling me my order had been suspended due to a business address.... a bit late!!
Most people who work full time order things to their work address, they really need to update their systems because I imagine they are losing a lot of custom from people who aren't at home to accept deliveries.
H&M is an international clothing store. H&M offers inexpensive clothes that are in fashion and on trend. It ranges from many different sizes for many different people. A great thing about H&M is that they have the right sizes and lots of choice for casual, work and formal clothes. They also sell shoes, lingerie, handbags and jewellery.
A pro that I like that I like about H&M is the comparison it has with Topshop. Topshop can be be quite pricey at times and H&M produces similar clothing pieces to Topshop but again inexpensive. Along, with this H&M have great sales and whenever I venture into one of their sales I always come out with bags full of inexpensive yet great looking clothes and my wardrobe loves me for this. For example, I once went into H&M to pick up some jewellery however I came out with boat loads of clothes that had just been sitting there staring and me and I couldn't resist to and so I had to purchase the goods.
However a con about H&M is that they can make mistakes very often. For example; I bought a pair of shoes online which was a pair of black, wedged Chelsea boots in size 7 however I got one shoe size 6 and the other one size 7. On the other hand H&M was really apologetic about this and sorted it out as quickly as possible. Which was great customer service!
In conclusion, H&M is a great store which offers great clothes for people like me who have a shopping problem but don't want to spend a fortune of the different items of clothing.
H&M is a shop I have always enjoyed going into. There's pretty much one all over. The shop is always filled with new stock and I like the way they put things together which is very eye catching. Everyday when I walk past on my lunch break I always find something I like just peeping in. They always have a few of each sizes which is a bonus because there is nothing more annoying than a shop that only has 1 of each size and the size you need isn't there. The shop is always laid out very well not crammed together and bit of colour throughout the shop. I feel relaxed shopping in H&M stores and find the assistants very helpful although they aren't always around. I'm never pestered whilst shopping I can just get on with what I want to do. So overall yes I would recommend this shop to anyone and the prices of the clothing are extremely reasonable and nothing to complain about!
H&M is a mixed bag and that is what I think makes it so amazing, You always find something that's a lot different from all the other high street stores and there's so much choice.
First of all there's the Divided clothing - punky, bright and very trendy clothes, by far my favourite brand in store and always a favourite of my boyfriends, a high street store that has a variety for men too is always worth a visit. The men's T-shirts are something I'm always stealing off my boyfriend.
Depending on my mood for the day I can always find something, there's really girly dresses, along with the trendier and the more boohoo types of dresses. There always seems to be a sale on which always pops up with its little surprises. The ranges seem to be affordable and reasonable for what you get. There's also a nice selection of make up and accessories which also keeps up the fun.
I have one issue with H&M and that seems to be the footwear, the selection simply isn't big enough for a massive shoe fan like myself and the company seems to have very unique designs and its just a disappointment that they haven't invested more in what seems to be some girls favourite part of the store.
The layout of the shops also seems to be a bit crazy, my local store is always messy and some things seem to be way to crammed together.
H&M is a major highstreet store and have clothes of all different styles. Personally I am quite young and the DIVIDED collection is amazing for some on fashion clothing. The shop also stocks homeware and this a major plus. You can get some amazing value furniture products very cheap.
The clothes can be quite cheap, around £20 for something of value. But the BASICS range is the best!! I shop in this section a lot and one style has a big collection of colours. This is perfect because the item looks completely different in a different colour. I shop here on numerous occasions and one buy I am massively proud of. I bought a blue, short sleeve dress for £7.99. This is absolutely amazing! The stitching was amazing and there was a range of colours that also were featured.
The quality of clothing is very good and have never bought a product and had to return it for care purposes. The clothes feel true to size and sell clothes in varying sizes to suit everyone. Most of the clothes are to extra small to extra large so there is some exclusion to some people. However, in my opinion, the clothes feel very true to size but the sizes can be misleading if you don't have time to try them on because they aren't very specific.
Overall, the shop is very good for the must-have basics like plain t-shirts and dress and also for the latest fashions at a small price.
H&M is an online retailer, selling clothing, footwear and accessories for women, men and children. They have also branched out into items for the home.
H&M is not a store I shop in regularly. My local store is quite badly organised, and I find it quite a difficult store to wander around. It is very hard to find a specific item, and everything is scattered about everywhere. For this reason, I tend to avoid it.
Online shopping is a pretty recent development for H&M, and customers have only had the option to do this in the last few months. From looking at the website, I believe this is quite obvious.
The H&M online store is quite a difficult site to use, even for somebody like myself who uses the internet regularly. It is quite hard to put my finger on why this is, but there is definitely something that stops me from wanting to browse.
The store, like most online fashion retailers, is separated into different categories, such as 'Tops', 'Shorts' and 'Dresses'. Previously, this was as far as you could narrow down results. However recently H&M have added the option is some of the categories to choose a specific colour or size. This is not always possible though, and the size options are strange. For example, if you would like to use the size filter, you can choose between XS, S, M and L, yet when you look at individual items the majority of clothing sizes are list in UK sizes, e.g. size 10. Another really annoying thing is that you cannot choose to view items in price order, which is what I usually like to do. To ensure I do not miss anything I usually leave the filter options and have to just look through all items.
Another thing which makes shopping difficult is items which are out of stock still appear on the website. It is not until you click on the item you find out it is out of stock. This is a bit irritating, especially if you are looking through the sale section where this is a common occurrence.
However, despite all these negatives, H&M does have a great selection of clothing available. They have a mixture of high fashion and every day wear all available at great prices.
Once you have finally managed to browse the site, and have successfully added items to your basket, your next step is check out. You need to register or sign in at this point.
There are four payment options; payment slip in parcel, monthly invoice, monthly instalments and card. I always pay for any items by debit card, however H&M make this difficult, accepting only Visa and MasterCard. This was a problem for my Mum recently when she wanted to place an order but only had a Maestro card. She was unable to order, and they lost her custom.
When you have made payment you will receive an email confirmation of your order. You can also view details of your order in the 'My Account' section online, editing and cancelling your order if you wish.
I have found H&M despatch items pretty quickly, if, and it is a bit if, the item is in stock. When you add an item to your basket you will be able to see the availability. If this says 'In stock' it is likely the item will be despatched the next day, in my experience. However, many items are not in stock. In these cases you will be given an estimated delivery date, usually a span of 5 days. You cannot rely on this though, as once the order is placed this date may change, with your order either expected sooner, or more likely, later than you expected. The good thing is, if this does happen you are able to cancel your order online.
H&M say delivery usually takes between 4-6 working days. I believe the warehouse is in Sweden, which explains the delay.
In my experience H&M use two different delivery methods; Hermes and the Royal Mail. You will know which method has been used by checking the 'My Account' section of the website. If you have a tracking link, Hermes has been used, if no tracking link is available they have used the Royal Mail. Hermes is the quicker of the two, usually taking around 5 working days. Royal Mail is quite slow. I placed an order for a family member which was despatched 8 days ago and has still not arrived.
I have placed a couple of orders now with H&M, and have on the whole been extremely impressed with the quality of clothes I have received. Clothes appear much more expensive than they actually are, and wash really well.
There has been only one item I have been a bit disappointed with, a straw trilby hat which I ordered for the summer. When it arrived it did look a bit worse for wear. I believe this is due to the way it was packaged though. Had it not been for the great discount I received when placing my order I would have returned this to store, but for the price I paid it was not worth the petrol.
So far I have had no need to return any items. However items can be returned to your local store. You will receive a merchandise store card to the value of your order, which can only be spent in store. A little crafty of them I think, as personally I would want my money back.
If store returns are not convenient you are able to arrange a free collection from Hermes, or return using the Royal Mail. You will receive a refund within 30 days according to the H&M website.
I have used the H&M website on several occasions now, and so far so good. There is a great selection of fashionable clothing, at great prices. I would not buy from them if I was needing a particular item in a hurry as delivery is not the quickest, but when this is not a problem, they are definitely top of my list of online retailers.
(I apologise if this is posted under the wrong category. I suggested an Online Store but was told it was already available)
H&M is a fashion store that has become massive in the last few years and now most citys have a large H&M store.
The store stocks womens clothing, mens clothing and young fashion. It also sells shoes, underwear, jewellery etc. The clothes are very on trend, particularly the young fashion and you can always find something unique in there. In the womans department they stock casual clothes, going out clothes and work clothes, all of which are of a high standard and fashionable.
The prices are very reasonable with a top normally being under £10 and vests being around £3 but when the sale is on the prices become ridiculously low with most items being £3/£7/£10. The sales are always well stocked too so you are guaranteed to find a bargain.
The mens clothing is also of high quality and always very fashionable but it also offers everyday clothes for those that are not that daring fashion wise.
The stores normally sell things like umbrellas and lint rollers too. I have also never had any problems customer service wise which is why I consider it an all round fantastic store which offers clothes for everybody.
H & M are a high street fashion retailer. They have shops located in shopping centres, high streets and have recently started opening stores in retail parks.
They stock men, ladies, children's and babies apparel, they're also one of the few fashion stores that stock maternity clothes.
When you enter the store you'll be confronted by a huge choice of different fashion. The sizes aren't to be believed, when they are labeled with British sizes they are often wrong. They are very much on the small size, and I'm not being vein, when you're shopping there get a size bigger as a general rule and always try them on. A lot of the clothes are sized in European sizes or something and there are no keys to indicate which sizes are the equivalent to British sizes. There are loads of dummies around displaying different outfits, the problem with this is, if you see an item or outfit you like it takes ages to find because the clothes are never near the dummies and there's so much to wade through.
The clothes are priced well considering they are fashion clothes and aren't supposed to last very long, which is often the case with a much higher price tag in other shops.
The children's section offer different items from the same old stuff you get everywhere they even have nearly as much choice for boys as girls, which is unusual. The baby section has a limited choice and I've never really liked many of the choices that are there.
The Maternity section is great. It has a very wide choice, as maternity sections go, they are up to date with the fashion of the time and reasonably priced, which is very unusual in fashion retailers.
The staff are generally quite helpful and efficient but not very friendly, I'm not too bothered about friendliness I want good service with no attitude, so I'm happy.
All in all a cheap, modern shopping experience.
H&M has been a shop of my choice for about 10 years now. I think I've bought most of my clothes there. I went there the first time when I was in my early teens, and still today, that's the shop I usually go to - whether I need to get new clothes or just want to pamper myself with something nice.
H&M offers a very wide range of trendy clothes, from babies to adults. They have both women and men's lines, and they also have a plus size collection. It means that people of all ages and almost all sizes can find something to wear from H&M. The prices are either very reasonable or plain cheap. Many people say that due to low prices, the quality of the clothes is very poor. I don't completely agree with that. Sure there are some pieces of clothes that you can instantly see aren't the most longwearing. But then again, if the price is under £5 or so, what do you expect? So yes, not all of them are premium quality, but I've found many pieces very good and "durable". For example, many basic tees and jeans have stayed in a good condition after years of use.
The departments where I shop at H&M are Women, Divided, L.O.G.G., Underwear & Beachwear and Accessories. I really like how wide their selection is. You can find clothes for any occasion: everyday wear, fancy parties, work out sessions, day at the beach... You name it. They also make shoes. Maybe not the best quality all of them, but I've made some good discoveries in their shoe collection. For example, my favorite pair of ankle boots is from there, and I also love their cheap beach flip flops. Their bag selection isn't bad either.
I just really like this shop. I always find nice things there. It's really hard for me to resist buying something, whenever I visit their shop.
H&M is a high-street clothing retailer with stores all over Britain (perhaps the world, I'm not sure and haven't checked) - my review is based on a few of the stores but mostly the clothes.
In my experience, H&M clothes go up to a size 12 if you're lucky. I don't care what the lables say (if you're lucky enough to find something with a lable that says a higher number!) - I've only ever managed to fit into H&M clothes when I was seriously underweight and unhealthy.
The underwear stocked is lovely - they have some great Hello Kitty stuff (or did, when I was last there) but again, only goes up to a ridiculously small size (put it this way, if your breasts are that small then there probably isn't much point even WEARING a bra!)
The quality of the clothes varies - I've had underwear sets from there that have lasted quite a while and only got thrown out because they didn't fit anymore - but, I've also had several t-shirts from there that have ripped the first time I put them on.
They stock a lot of cute tops and funky jackets and really nice jeans if you can squeeze into them. The prices are about average for a highstreet shop, but you're as well shopping at Primark (cheaper, slightly better sizes and about the same quality).
The only thing H&M is good for now that I'm a healthy weight is bric-a-brac - they sometimes have cute little make up items or accesories or even socks - but, honestly I don't think there's much point going in unless you're a size 8 (let's face it, very few of us are!) and I seriously wonder who they're catering to apart from pre-teens and emaciated emos since I can count on one hand the amount of women I know who could fit into an H&M bra or suchlike.
If they are only going to stock tiny sizes, they should make the fact that they are a minus-sized shop obvious in advertising or whatever (just as a plus-sized shop would do!)
Here I am dealing with H&M from a male perspective:
The men's clothing range at H&M, like every other shop, changes with the season. It is mainly aimed at twenty - fourty year olds, so it has a slightly more sophisticated look to it (most of the time). Some times you can venture in and spot a lot of items that are appealing and stylish. On other occassions there is virtually nothing. It all depends on taste. A recent example saw me have my eye caught by a very cool looking jacket, only to discover that it had a idiotic looking hoodie stuck on the back. It's hit and miss. Furthermore, it's pricey - very pricey.
Think Topman/River Island prices and add on about 30%. The quality difference is negligible. Worse still, it is extortionate. During visits to Hong Kong, i've delved into H&M menswear only to find many of the same items (and often better ones) selling for half or even one third of the price. Other countries seem to be treated to special offers - I rarely see any in H&M UK brances.
As a result, i've bought a lot of H&M clothes while away, but hardly any while in the UK.
On the plus side, the staff i've encountered have always been very friendly and helpful, unlike at Topman or River Island.
H&M really can be one of those hit or miss stores. Because it has such a vast range of clothes, it can be a bit off putting, you really have to be prepared to spend a long time in store to search through everything - if you are prepared to do this, then it really is amazing what you can find. How well organised the store is though, depends massively on which store you go in - i've been in both extremes - and again, if it isn't very well set out....it makes it even more off putting as you really don't know where to start looking!
That aside, H&M has one of the most varied and diverse ranges of clothes i've ever come across, varying from casual and workwear to high fashion and on-trend pieces. Not forgetting of course, the beloved 'Divided' range, which consists of more quirky, stand-out pieces with a slight rock edge aimed at younger adults. Not to mention their frequent designer collaborations, which have been hugely succesful with many sell-out pieces. They really do have all ages and tastes covered, it's always the first shop i go to when i get paid and with price tags that don't make you freeze in horror, you really can't go wrong.
Although, i would highly reccomend you to try things on before you buy them, don't assume that just because it's your normal size it will fit. I find the sizing varies a great deal, i say this from experience. For me personally, i have to buy a size up in skirts, jackets and trousers and a size down in tops etc...but it will vary on your shape.
The quality of the clothes really can't be complained about, i'm still wearing pieces i got 3 years ago and they are still going strong. Everything i've had washes fine, wears well, the shape doesn't alter and the colour takes a long time before it fades noticeably. Again, for the price you pay, you really can't go wrong.
I have always found H+M a bit hit or miss; some days I go in and I could spend my entire months wages, other times I like around and get a distinct "...meh" feeling.
Having said this, a large amount of clothing in my wardrobe comes from H+M and I've found that quite a collection has grown from my infrequent visits. The clothes are of a good quality and last well, and tend to be a mix of 'wardrobe staples' and the current fasion. I have bought a few skirts, tops and shorts from various stores and always found the service to be good and the staff friendly. The clothes are very good value for money; around the same price range as somewhere like New Look.
I have unfortunatly found though, like with nearly all high street shops aimed at under 30s, the sizes to be very variable and I don't go anywhere near their jeans because I know that even a size 18 (a size bigger than I need) won't fit me. Their hoodys/jumpers also seem to come up tight on the arms. I find sometimes that the selection of styles is limited - especially if you check back more than twice a month. I know this is common for fashion stores, but when nothing's changed at all stock wise in 3 weeks, it gives the shop a bit of a stagnant feeling.
It's easy to pick faults in things, but H&M really is a shop we couldn't do without! There are so many benefits, and we all love variety!
Firstly, it boasts almost a few shops in one. The Divided collection is for younger people and has some fashion forward pieces but also, and more importantly, some fun pieces! There is a huge variety of basics and and even more 'dressy' items, such as girly dresses.
Then there's the Trend collection, which is slightly more fashion forward and in recent times has some really great pieces! There's also office wear, a huge accessories section, and even a range of shoes now, which about to get bigger!
There's also children's clothes and the afformentioned men's collection.
The prices at H&M are very decent, and the quality is fine. This means, unlike say Primark, you can get a LOT of wear out of items. I have some that I've washed so many times and are still in great condition!
I also like H&M because they have a fast stock turn over, so there's always something new to see when you check it out!
They've pushed themselves to five stars in my mind because they have had some AMAZING designer collaborations, such as Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney and Viktor & Rolf- wow!!! Also they create pieces for great causes, such as celebrity designed T-shirts for an Aids fund, by people like Katy Perry and Dita Vin Teese.
I have always associated H&M with reasonable prices. H&Ms stores are neat and tidy. The quality is about mid range. They usually have a good range of styles. I have bought clothes that were suitable for the workplace, smart skirts for £20 and less. Because of the reasonable prices I tended to buy a few at a time. The clothes tend to be manufactured in other countries.
Iit is possible to buy trendy teenage gear that my teenaged grandaughter is not ashamed to be seen in. When she wanted a winter coat about a year ago, I looked in HM at Plymouth. I had not expected to find much it there, but they had racksful of ladies coats which would normally be to big for her. They actually had some size 8 coats, reduced from £60 to £20. I was happy, she was happy.
At one point the local store (Birmingham) used to stock a fair selection of baby and children's clothes. The store has now been moved to the new bullring centre. The baby section occupies a whole floor.
You will not find many members of staff hanging around the shop to help you, so you have to read the label on goods.