The 2000-square-metre store will open in Westfield Riccarton Shopping Centre. H&M opened its first Christchurch store in 2017, and more than 800 people lined up to get in the door on its first day.

H&M New Zealand country sales manager Daniel Lattemann said the mall was a great location for the store. The new Riccarton store will not have homewares section.

The retailer entered the New Zealand market in 2016. H&M opened its largest store in the country at Commercial Bay in  Auckland last year. Set over four levels and covering 3500sqm, the store also had a home section.