The Story: Hennes & Mauritz has been around since 1947, but it was the aughts that made it a worldwide power in apparel retail. I remember my first trip in 2001 to H&M’s 5th Avenue store. It changed my life. Since then, the store has become a go-to spot for designer collaborations, particularly those done with Karl Lagerfeld and Stella McCartney. Next up? Alber Elbaz.
The Pros: Lanvin x H&M. Need we say more?
The Cons: There are some really great pieces amidst a ton of not-so-great pieces.