The excitement is building up! It seems like the H&M “OPENING SOON” signs have been up forever and still the doors remain closed.   Allow me to show you a sneak peek of what is coming to our shores via the giant Swede retail brand.  An invitation to the H&M showroom made the BQP giddy like a kid on Christmas morning!  I was warmly greeted by the stylish showroom manager Nikki Verzo.  She walked me through the impeccably arranged rack of clothes and answered my questions regarding fabrics and prices.  ” H&M will enter the Philippine retail clothing market with exciting and fresh designs from its  2014 Autumn/Winter Collection.  To customers who have bought from our stores abroad, we assure you that the pricing will more or less be the same as in the other Asian countries.  We have cropped tops that will sell for as low as Php280, accessories, bags and shoes — all will be accessible at competitive prices.  The  fans of the brand won’t be disappointed.”

To those who have read my previous fashion reviews,  I have mentioned that I am a fan of dark hues.  Black, blue and greys  are the top three colors I subscribe to.  So I immediately gravitated to the far end of the floor where the STUDIO LINE was.  This is the high-end collection of H&M.  Done in luxurious fabrics (mixed with suede, faux fur and sherpa wool)  and in the somber  colors I prefer—it was love at first sight!  The Autumn/Winter collection also included whites and creams in pristine and modern cuts.

“Please feel free to try on anything and everything, ” said Nikki.  So I did.   Navy blue jacket with black faux wool lining.


This coat is perfect for winter weather! Must schedule the next trip soon. I also love the olive green coat behind me.


Which necklace suits you?


This large faux pearl neckpiece is a must- have.


Leather bracelets with metallic studs and cuff


INTO THE WILD! Leopard Coat, Snake Kimono and Cheetah Jacket


Totally love the leather (sleeve) and animal print combination on this top!


Zebra top – Simple and tasteful from the STUDIO collection.

Black and White

White turtleneck sweater and black faux leather bag


Knits, suede and cotton sweaters/top.


Cropped Mesh Top (about PHP280) and black skater skirt with red lining.



Jumpsuits with sweetheart neckline in red and black.


Boots in all heights, pumps and wedges… Shoe addicts get ready!


Some more options I found in the showroom.


The cooler months are coming soon. Here are some looks to inspire you.  I also love the stripes and color combination of the shift dress.

THE BQP joins the rest of Manila in waiting for the H&M stores to open.  All Nikki can say is that “we ‘re still waiting for news ourselves.”
Please forgive my feeble attempt in showing the clothes.  I am in no way or form a model nor am I trying to be.  I just thought that wearing some of the pieces would give y0u an idea how the clothes would fit an Asian woman.  I hope that you enjoyed this lookbook!  I’ve been invited to come and visit the showroom again just before the opening. That second lookbook should be as exciting if not more than this one! Until my next post…

At the H&M Showroom

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  1. You never get tired loving their selection. Jill went gaga when we visited their branches in HK and Melbourne. Such a good news that we will soon have it here.

  2. Such a cute post…you did good on the photos and really adorable selection of pieces. Happy shopping to you all! Keep up the good work!

  3. OMG the showroom is like heaven! 😉 Excited to see H&M open here in the Phils! Im sure maloloka ang fans when the doors finally open. Love their stuff!

  4. Nice! I can’t wait for their doors to finally open. I was excited when I saw the sign “H&M opening soon!” 😀 Gives me thrills. 🙂

  5. I love the sweater/tops. So posh looking and with the leather black bag, it looks so elegant.

  6. It’s so nice to hear that H&M is finally opening at Megamall. Before my daughter have to go to HK to buy clothes from H&M. Now that it is here. We can’t wait to browse and shop!

  7. Very informative BQP. It’s nice that I would soon have another option on where I can shop for gifts for my wife.

  8. Knits + suede + cotton sweaters top = LOVE FALL!
    Thank you for this sneak peek! My heart skipped a beat 🙂

  9. I first saw the store when I visited SG few years back and now we’re all waiting for the grand opening of H&M. A very informative post from BQP. Super like and we know what to expect.
    From the basic to the trendier…I love the stud earrings, leopard coat, zebra top which is very simple and elegant and the suede & cotton sweaters/tops 🙂
    I can’t wait any longer 🙂

  10. I gasped when I saw the cheetah jacket. I can’t hardly contain my excitement..
    I’m glad the pricing is comparable to other countries.
    Hopefully waiting for H&M to finally open its doors in SM Megamall and SM Makati.. ^__^

  11. My hubby is coming soon and this spot can be our shopping haven. Just look at those wedges! To die for…

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