H&M Opens at Augusta Mall

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Department manager Chris Hudgins (center) works check-out for the group of people who won the opportunity to shop for an outfit before the general public from a twitter campaign hosted by style blogger Mattie James during the H&M store opening inside the Augusta Mall on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Store Manager Jennifer Prescott (far right) cheers along with other members of the staff as she cuts the red ribbon, officially opening the store to customers at noon during the H&M store opening inside the Augusta Mall on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Sales Associate Shunna Stokes walks to the front of the store before the general and official H&M store opening inside the Augusta Mall on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Staff members dance to loud music in the entry way at the second level entrance before the H&M store opening inside the Augusta Mall on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Mea Outlaw (far right) looks through clothing during the H&M store opening inside the Augusta Mall on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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As soon as noon came, people were allowed to walk single file into the store during the H&M store opening inside the Augusta Mall on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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People are seen shopping on the second level during the H&M store opening inside the Augusta Mall on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Sales Associate Kristen Bowie (center) hands a customer a shopping bag during the H&M store opening inside the Augusta Mall on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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A line of people went out the door of an entrance as people waited for the H&M store opening inside the Augusta Mall on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Clothing is seen on sale and display during the H&M store opening inside the Augusta Mall on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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A woman stands in line with an H&M magazine in her arms as she waits for the H&M store opening inside the Augusta Mall on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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People walk down the stairs to the first level of the store during the H&M store opening inside the Augusta Mall on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Store Manager Jennifer Prescott (far right) cheers along with other members of the staff after she cuts the ribbon officially opening the store to customers at noon during the H&M store opening inside the Augusta Mall on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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A line of people went out the door of an entrance as people waited for the H&M store opening inside the Augusta Mall on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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People watched from across the walkways on the second level during the H&M store opening inside the Augusta Mall on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Carson Williams, a winner from a twitter campaign by style blogger Mattie James, was allowed to walk the store before its official opening and pick out an outfit before other customers were allowed to enter the store, during the H&M store opening inside the Augusta Mall on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Carson Williams (right) speaks with fellow twitter winner LaTonya Cunningham (left) about their outfits chosen after they were awarded with the opportunity to walk through the store before the rest of the people gathered during the H&M store opening inside the Augusta Mall on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Twitter winner Malcolm Townsend stands in line to check out after picking a blazer, a pair of pants and suspenders for his outfit from his short shopping trip before the rest of the people in line were allowed to enter the store during the H&M store opening inside the Augusta Mall on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff

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