Sundance Square has one less place to shop. The H&M store, which has been open at 401 Commerce St. since April 2016, has closed.
H&M did not respond to a request for comment, but the store has vacated the premises and the merchandise has been cleaned out. An employee at a neighboring business said the closure took place in early December.
It has also been removed from the store's online list of locations.
Based in Sweden and one of the largest retailers in the world, H&M is famous for trendy "disposable" fashion at low prices.
Sundance Square was their first store in Fort Worth. It was also the biggest retailer in Sundance Square, with 30,000 square feet spread out over four levels, featuring apparel for men, ladies, and children, including separate "store within a store" sections for accessories, maternity, and sports apparel, plus a children’s collection for newborn to 14 years.
Situated next to the AMC Palace Theater, the store went into what was previously the Barnes & Noble bookstore, snagging the cool "rounded" facade at the corner of Commerce and Third streets; the other part of the bookstore is now Cheesecake Factory, which is still open.
In October 2020, H&M disclosed its plans to close 350 stores in 2021, citing the pandemic and a rise in e-commerce as factors.
Following Sundance Square, H&M went on to open locations at the Ridgmar Mall, Hulen Mall, and Tanger Outlets in Fort Worth; Ridgmar has since closed, but the other two are both still open.
The plaza at Sundance Square was closed for many months due to the pandemic, before reopening in July. Other recent closures include Bird Café, which cut out early in the pandemic; Taco Diner, which has closed most of its locations; and Marie Antoinette Parfumerie, which closed after 29 years.
Other DFW stores are at NorthPark Center, Galleria Dallas, Shops at Willow Bend, Grapevine Mills, Town East Mall, and Stonebriar Centre in Frisco.