Shoppers at Augusta Mall could have a new two-level fashion retail store to visit by early next spring.
Mall representatives announced Monday that international fashion company H&M is adding its first store to the metro Augusta market.
Construction on the 23,000-square-foot store will begin this fall near Barnes & Noble upstairs and American Eagle Outfitters downstairs.
The store will carry apparel and accessories for men, women and children. H&M typically has about 30 employees at a store, said the mall’s regional marketing manager, Melissa Wolf.
An H&M spokesman didn’t immediately return a phone message.
H&M has about 2,800 stores across 49 international markets. The first store opened in 1947 in Sweden.
“It’s high fashion at a lower price point,” Wolf said. “It’s definitely a very popular store.”
Atlanta has several H&M stores and is the only Georgia city with the stores. Excluding Atlanta, the closest store is in Jacksonville, Fla.
Also new to Augusta Mall is a Clarks shoe store, which opened upstairs in late April in the former 2,500-square-foot Know Style space, and Charley’s Grilled Subs, which opened May 7 in the food court.
The mall is more than 90 percent occupied by food and other retail tenants, Wolf said.