Afternoon Messages…oh yeah, H&M Opens on 1 October


September 17, 2009 by Evin

This afternoon, I enjoyed the sunshine and a friend’s company by walking around City Centre taking care of messages. First stop was Chambers where I found a darling dress and going out top. Then off to Fellini’s on Carey’s Lane where they were sadly without queen cakes, but I found a mother-of-pearl buckle that is just what I need for a raincoat belt. To comfort ourselves after finding the shop cupcake-less, we went to Long Valley for lunch. Since it was after 13:00 by then they were out of corned beef, but the chicken was good. The corned beef is best though. Then off to Hallmark for wrapping supplies before going to Easons to get mailing supplies for the completed and beautiful baby blankets I knitted as gifts for my mom-to-be and new mom friends back in the States. After that, a brief visit to a-wear with much discussion over the revival of 80’s fashion. Of course, lots of peeking in other shops and little messages (ie. errands) along the route.

While walking around Cork City today, I saw the new H&M store. Shelves are being installed and stocked! It’s official, the Cork City H&M store will open on Thursday, 1 October, 2009.

We finished with a leisurely browsing in the English Market. I got lettuce (from the produce place by the Grand Parade entrance near the olive stall), Caesar salad dressing (from the place across from Bell’s), and parmesan (from On The Pig’s Back). Getting the ingredients there was a lot more pleasant than wading through the usual crowds at Tesco and trying to find where they’ve moved my favorite ingredients. If anyone sees Lustre boxed tomato with garlic and olive oil, please comment with its location in the City Centre store so I can find it.

Look for all the details on Opera Lane (formerly Faulkner’s Lane) and its shops in our thorough Opera Lane Store Directory post.

View of the new Opera Lane H&M store due to open on Thursday, 1 October 2009. Photo taken 17/9/2009.

View of the new Opera Lane H&M store due to open on Thursday, 1 October 2009. Photo taken 17/9/2009.


2 thoughts on “Afternoon Messages…oh yeah, H&M Opens on 1 October

  1. […] Every city I’ve ever visited in Europe seems to have an H&M store. Since we don’t have one here in Cork City, I always take advantage of traveling to do some shopping. So far, I’ve shopped at H&M in San Jose, Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Vienna, Rome, Brest, and Paris. Admittedly, I may value the experience more because it is elusive, but we’ll soon find out because Cork City is getting its very own H&M store! Limerick has one, Dublin has one, and soon Cork will become H&M’s third store in Ireland. This is confirmed by a photo of the store itself on Opera Lane by the Opera House and Crawford Gallery in City Centre, a job posting on H&M’s website, and an article in the Irish Examiner. It has been rumoured for a time as shown by an article in The Post, but now it’s official. The new Cork City H&M store will open its doors for the first time on 1 October, 2009. Click for my September post about the store. […]

  2. […] offered by this popular Swedish retailer. First mentioned in our mid-August post then again in mid-September. My first shopping experience at this three-level store was more like a weird 80’s flashback. I […]

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