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We're live at the H&M 3rd Street Promenade, which opens at noon today. A much anticipated opening, in which we didn't anticipate rain! Check out the Black Friday extended hours on the Dealfeed.
11:25am Line extends way down the street. People came prepared with umbrellas, chairs and hoods
11:40am The H&M are coming out clapping, doors are opening!
11:45am Staff if doing a dance in a line. People are cheering.
11:49am Staff is handing out gift cards and bags. More cheering.
11:52am There must be at least 300 people here. Line extends to Santa Monica Boulevard and people are still coming.
11:54am Britney Spears "Piece of Me" is blaring from the store and girls are dancing.
11:58am The first people in line have been waiting since 6am.
12:00pm Ribbon is cut.
12:02pm And the first people are in! Big smiles.
12:06pm Letting in twenty peeps at a time.
12:15pm And scene! People are continuing to come in 20-30 at a time. Everyone shopping comfortably. There's a DJ. Some people are even leaving pretty quickly. Overall mellow. No crazy lines at the register. Some people have gone to try things on.