More on H&M's plans for New Orleans |

Unless you've been hiding out under a clearance pile of bedazzled Uggs, you've no doubt heard the latest fashion news to rock New Orleans: a 32,000-square-foot H&M will open in the French Quarter's old Hard Rock Cafe building. While the overwhelming response from local fashionistas is a breathless "FINALLY!!!", H&M came under fire from NPR last week for being a purveyor of "fast fashion" — cheap clothing manufactured under less-than-ideal conditions that's worn a few times and discarded. Here, H&M spokesperson Nicole Christie shares some information about the Swedish chain's plans for New Orleans and its initiatives toward sustainability...

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