September 21, 2006

Countdown: 2,557 Days Till Everyone is Over H&M

LOS ANGELES - September 21, 2013 - When Krispy Kreme first opened its doors in Southern California, circa 1999, friends licked their lips, piled in cars, drove out to La Habra and waited in line for 4-7 grams of transfat.

Seven years later, after opening dozens of locations all over Los Angeles, that groundbreaking donut store closed its doors, citing carb-conscious customers who no longer crave donuts.

When H&M first opened in Southern California, circa 2006, bloggers wet their pants, piled in cars, drove out to Pasadena and waited in line for $29 jeans.

Seven years later, after opening dozens of locations all over Los Angeles, that groundbreaking fashion store closed its doors, citing global warming-conscious consumers who no longer wear pants.

4 comments:

sherru said...

You have no idea how huge this is for the ladies. I would ditch work today for the big opening if I wasn't so damn industrious.

I guess it's mostly because fashion minded ladies who travel to other big cities and see what they've got going on over there, and how readily available it is (how many of these damn stores are there in NYC?) and we got very very excited and very jealous.

Besides, $29 is a great price for jeans damnit.

badMike said...

There's still a Krispy Kreme in Burbank in the Target mall near the airport.

But I don't think the failing is with Angelenos. Krispy Kreme grew too big, too fast. It was a sad, sad day when I was living in NYC and discovered that the East Village KK closed up, so the only one left was across from the Chelsea Hotel. Fitting, in a way. But too out of the way to visit regularly.

Anonymous said...

I found an article about Pasadena H&M opening in the Pasadena Star-News. There are tons of pictures and a video too. http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_4378084

blogger said...

Thank you, H&M PR-Bot 2000!