H&M, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, is coming to Independence.
The company said it is taking a 23,000-square-foot space in Independence Center for a fall opening.
H&M offers a one-stop shopping destination for fashionable clothing for the entire family at value prices, as well as store-within-a-store sections for accessories. The Independence store also will carry the H&M Kids collection for newborns to 14-year-olds.
It is taking spaces formerly occupied by New York and Company, The Children’s Place and Express. The H&M store will have about 20 employees.
Officials with Independence Center confirmed the lease.
H&M was founded in Sweden in 1947 and opened its first U.S. store 17 years ago. It now has more than 4,300 stores worldwide, including 479 locations across the country.
Locally it has locations on the Country Club Plaza and Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, along with a new 20,000-square-foot store that opened in Summit Fair in Lee’s Summit in June. A 25,000-square-foot Legends Outlets location is set to open this fall.
In other Independence Center updates, Roll Roll, serving Thai ice cream rolls and other treats, is now open.
This story has been updated.