H&Ms first store in India, located in New Dehli

H&M's first store in India, located in New Dehli

Swedish fashion retail giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has opened its first store in India.

The New Delhi store, located in the city's Select Citywalk Mall, is the first of around 50 the retailer plans to open in India over the next five years.

The flagship will open every day from 10am until 10pm, and will be followed at the end of the year with another store opening at Ambience Mall, also in Delhi. In 2016, H&M will open its first Bangalore store at VR mall.

“We have been waiting for this day for a long time now and this fabulous response is truly worth the wait,” said Janne Einola, country manager for H&M India. “I am hopeful Indian customers will enjoy our diverse offering and find fashion inspiration in the store.”

The store holds a range of women’s, men’s, and children apparel and accessories. The opening on Friday (2 October) attracted around 2,500 customers.