As previewed on our Facebook, Hennes & Mauritz will partner with the Whitney Museum of American Art and artist Jeff Koons in the opening of their five-storey, 57,000 ft² 589 Fifth Avenue store on July 17, 12 p.m. H&M will sponsor the Whitney Museum’s Jeff Koons: a Retrospective, and collaborate with the artist.
The new US flagship store, the largest for H&M, is inspired by a museum, according to the company, with a five-floor atrium, a 26 by 20 ft LED screen on entry, a glassy façade, a wall of mirrors, and green and white marble tiles.
Koons has designed H&M’s limited-edition Balloon Dog leather handbag, while his work appears on display within and as the store-front façade of the new store.
The handbag will be sold in selected US markets, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas, and online at hm.com from July 17. Some will be sold at the Whitney during the retrospective, which opens June 27 and runs through October 19 at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
H&M Home will also retail at Fifth Avenue, as well as accessories, lingerie, and childrenswear.
The first 500 shoppers will receive an H&M T-shirt and an Access to Fashion pass worth between US$10 and US$500, among other offers.
Store hours are between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, with a late night of 10 p.m. for Friday and Saturday.