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When you live in Southern California, Las Vegas is practically the back yard. We may have that mega Forever 21, but they have the world's biggest H&M, which just opened on Saturday at Caesars Palace’s Forum Shops. The 60,000 sq. foot fast-fashion temple looks like Xanadu on an acid trip: multi-colored disco balls, flying mannequins, sparkles and sequins everywhere. The opening night party featured the entertainment of Cher and Lady Gaga look-alikes (really, Las Vegas?), and people getting grabby-grabby with the Lanvin X H&M merchandise. (An informant told us people invited to the pre-opening night party got to shop the collection WITHOUT PIECE LIMITS). The same informant, and a friend who was in town Saturday morning, reported that eager beavers were there, en masse, starting around 6am.
· H&M [Official Site]
· Las Vegas gets bigger and better with the world’s largest H&M [Lights, Vegas, Action]