Prepare yourselves, West-of-the-Schuylkill fashionistas, to get dizzy with joy: Upper Darby will soon have an H&M store. That’s right — the Shops at 69th Street will get its own location with all the Swedish tights, tunics, pointy pumps, lip gloss, gold hoops, headbands, silky shirts, tight pants and zippered blazers you could ever want — not just in regular sizes, but in plus sizes too.
It’s all part of the Hennes & Mauritz company’s expansion strategy 13 years after the retailer arrived in the U.S. There are more than 200 stores here now, all of which inhabit rental spaces for maximum flexibility. By which H&M means that if Upper Darby is not, in fact, a fashion mecca, they can split quickly.