Registration booth
Registration booth

H&M has finally arrived in East Malaysia with its first store at The Spring, Kuching. The store officially opened this morning at 10am but the festivities started last night at the pre-opening VIP party where some of the city’s most stylish personalities were in attendance. We were fortunate enough to be there, thanks to the lovely people at H&M and here’s a first look of Sarawak’s first ever H&M store. It’s a whopping 33, 000 square feet and instead of the three story staple us KLites are accustomed to, the one in Kuching has all departments (ladies, men, kids and home) on one single level! Here’s a photo diary of what went down last night at the much anticipated pre-opening party:

Getting our entry tags
Getting our entry tags
Exhibition area - 10 stylish Kuchingites were photographed by famous fashion photographer Bibo Aswan
Exhibition area – 10 stylish Kuchingites were photographed by famous fashion photographer Bibo Aswan
Customary photo wall - some of Kuching's most fashionable were present, as you can see
Customary photo wall – some of Kuching’s most fashionable were present, as you can see
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The store’s main entrance

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Sarawakian singer Arabyrd performing at the party
Sarawakian singer Arabyrd performing at the party

Check out the short vid below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTe2loF3x10&feature=youtu.be

Finally in Kuching - how crazy is the queue!
Finally in Kuching – how crazy is the queue!
Lots of Christmas goodies at the home section!
Lots of Christmas goodies at the home section!
Decisions, decisions!
Decisions, decisions!

A huge thank you goes out to the fabulous and fashionable H&M team who invited us for the VIP pre-opening party and to witness the launch of H&M Kuching at The Spring. Stay tuned for more updates from today’s store launch!