Fast fashion retailer Forever 21, based in Los Angeles, opened its first store in Latin America at the beginning of this month.

The new 2-level store is located at the Plaza Las Americas Shopping Mall in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and will carry the company's full range of lines.

More than 2000 people lined up overnight before the store opened.

Linda Chang, the company's senior manager of marketing, said: "We have been looking forward to opening Forever 21 Puerto Rico, our first store in Latin America, for quite some time and we were so thrilled with the incredible welcome.

"We are so proud to have brought 340 jobs to the community."