As I stood in the rain for three-and-a-half hours (yup I arrived at 6:30 am and froze 'til 10 am with the rest of the crazy people anxiously awaiting the Chino Hills shopping experience!), I contemplated what this opening meant to me.
I have been a fan of H&M for about two years now. I first visited the store at the Boston location and was immediately hooked. Back then you had to travel to a large city to shop there--so after discovering the retail paradise, I used to drive 45 minutes to visit the Pasadena shop, as it was the closest location to me.
So here's where my fashion dichotomy comes into play: I enjoy being able to drive five miles to shop at H&M, but I hate that it's so easily accessible now!
While I do love me some Forever21, I don't want H&M to turn into a similar clothing chain. It was like a privilege to shop there before, now it's just going to turn into a normal daily activity.
Has anyone else experienced this? Or am I just crazy?!