One of the main reasons I loved travelling to south Florida and to D.C. frequently was for the shopping. Of course, the warmer weather was always a wonderful bonus, and yes, even the weather in D.C. is better than the weather we have here in Ottawa—but really, shopping was always a highlight of my travels.
Ottawa just didn't have enough awesome shopping for me, you see, but recently, so much has changed and all the shopping centres I frequently visit here in Ottawa have been or are under massive renovations. These renovations mean new stores have opened up, like some of my personal favourites: J.Crew, Nordstrom (coming soon!) Express and H&M!
I'm so excited because H&M is opening its second Ottawa location this November 13th in Place d'Orleans and I can't wait to get shopping. I love Place d'Orleans because it's close to home for me and also, free parking is a huge bonus!
This H&M is going to be massive, you guys—20,000 square feet—and it'll carry a huge range of the quality fashion we've come to know and love at amazing (truly, truly amazing) prices, for men, women, and children, including a maternity and sports line. Something for everyone!
To celebrate the grand opening of this second Ottawa location, H&M will offer the first 300 customers in line on November 13th with an "Access to Fashion Pass" which will reveal a gift card of $10-$300 in value, for use in-store that day.
I'll be doing some shopping before the doors open at the H&M breakfast on opening day, and I can't think of a better way to start my day.
To help spread the excitement of this very awesome day, I'm giving away a $50 gift card to one of my fabulous readers!
Just leave me a comment below telling me why you love H&M.
Contest open to all residents of Ottawa, as gift card must be picked up in-store. Winner will be selected randomly, and notified via email. Please include your contact information in your comment below.
Disclaimer: I have been compensated for this post and for working with and promoting the new H&M in Place d'Orleans. All opinions and views are my own.