12.07.2011

holiday shopping with H&M... and a giveaway!

I quickly discovered H&M, the Swedish clothing giant, shortly after arriving in NYC. My first job as a recent college graduate covered my rent, bagels and beer (not necessarily in that order), and there wasn't a lot left to spend on clothes. H&M became my "go to" spot for fashionable duds on a budget.

Eleven years later, I'm still shopping at H&M. Quite simply, I have the highest respect for fashion, just not its price tag! During my first pregnancy, I was so happy to discover their maternity line (I lived in their black leggings and skinny jeans for 9 months), and subsequently, H&M's fun and trendy clothes for babies and kids. So naturally, when I was invited along with a group of NYC bloggers to a morning of shopping at their store near Penn Station (with a $100 gift card to be exact), I accepted in a nanosecond. Woohoo!


 

I knew without a doubt that I'd come home with some great clothes for my little gals (4 interchangeable outfits including 2 sweaters, 2 pairs of pants, 2 shirts, hats, mittens and a pair of shoes), but here's a few cool things I learned throughout the day: H&M's baby line is made exclusively of organic cotton, and they restrict the use of hazardous chemicals in manufacturing. The company's vision is to run in a "socially, environmentally and economically sustainable way," which I think is something everyone can get behind, especially in today's economic climate.

Toddler S aka Big Sister in one of her adorable outfits:



Now to the fun stuff!  Baby Meets City and H&M would like to help you out with holiday shopping this month. We're giving away a $100 gift card AND a VIP discount card which will give you 25% off on your H&M purchases through June 30, 2012.

HOW TO ENTER: Visit H&M, then leave a comment and and tell me one item you'd purchase with your gift card.

Additional entries (please leave a separate entry for each):
-- Follow Baby Meets City through Google Friend Connect on the top left of the page.
-- "Like" Baby Meets City on Facebook, and "like" any one of my status updates.
-- Follow H&M on Twitter -- @hmusa

Good luck! A winner will be randomly selected via Random.org next Wednesday, December 14th. Don't forget to leave contact info on one of your comments so I know how to reach you!

All readers can get 20% off a single item by signing up for H&M's newsletter: http://www.hm.com/ us/newsletter. The coupon will be emailed to you directly.

67 comments:

Jill V / TerraSavvy said...

Entry #1 - I would buy Claire another pair of the black jeans. In fact I need to she outgrew the 18 mo. size!

Jill V. / TerraSavvy said...

Entry # 2 - I am now a Google Friend Follower

Jill V / TerraSavvy said...

Entry #4 I am following H & M on twitter now!

Life As Wife said...

Liked you on Facebook & liked a picture of Christmas jammies!

Life As Wife said...

Already followed on GFC.

Life As Wife said...

Ugh I love H&M, I could buy the whole store! I'd probably get clothes for little man though!

Life As Wife said...

Following on Twitter @samkanatzar

maygan said...

I love the striped sweaters and robot cadigan for boys. talk about cute and affordable!

maygan said...

following H&M on twitter @maybefrugal

Anonymous said...

Id buy my husband some jeans! http://www.hm.com/us/product/93074?article=93074-A scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

i like you on FB steph sweeper scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

i follow h&m on twitter @scg003twitparty

Deb said...

I am following you and H&M on twitter @HBGIRLinNY

I would love to get the pink faux fur booties for my baby girl and the short black sequined dress for NYE.

Jahje Ives said...

I love thier cords for little boys and their luminous style infant onesies are the best!

Jahje Ives said...

I followed H&m on Twitter as @Babyjives

Tiffany said...

I would have to buy my son the Lightening McQueen t-shirt. And there are lots of cute things for my daughters, too.

Tiffany said...

I already follow vis GFC (tiffany.leeanne at google dot com)

Marie Sanchez said...

i would love to get this dress for my daughter. i also followed you in google connect, liked your fb status and been following h&m in twitter :) http://www.hm.com/us/product/94769?article=94769-C

Temaka said...

I visited http://www.hm.com/us: I would definetly buy some of those cute cardigans!

Temaka said...

I 'liked' your Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/babymeetscity

Temaka said...

I follow @hmusa on twitter

Katespinoz@aol.com said...

I would get the chunky sweater from the holiday collection, perfect with leggings, or jeans and looks super comfy.

Danielle Villano said...

I love the Powder Beige Mohair Sweater with sequins! Cute and festive :)

Best,
Danielle
http://loveandlookpretty.blogspot.com
loveandlookpretty@gmail.com

worob.com said...

I'd give the gift card to my fiance so she can start buying a new wardrobe in advance of our wedding next year!

Danielle Villano said...

I follow you via GFC! :)

Best,
Danielle
http://loveandlookpretty.blogspot.com
loveandlookpretty@gmail.com

danielle p. said...

Entry #1:

does the item have to be for baby? or can it be for me :] if so, i'm eyeing a leather jacket from the upcoming dragon tattoo collection!

danielle p. said...

Entry #2:
following h&m on twitter.. i'm @drdpdo

Danielle Villano said...

I like your page on FB as Danielle Villano and commented on your update about this giveaway! :)

Best,
Danielle
http://loveandlookpretty.blogspot.com
loveandlookpretty@gmail.com

Katespinoz@aol.com said...

I also follow HM on twitter. My user name is @kate5pinoz

Danielle Villano said...

I follow their page on Twitter as @daniellevillano! :)

Best,
Danielle
http://loveandlookpretty.blogspot.com
loveandlookpretty@gmail.com

danielle p. said...

Entry #3:
we are google friends now! my name shows up as dp.

hopefully the third time is a charm; my fingers are crossed!

abitnerdy said...

I am absolutely loving the Holiday Collection I'd love the comfy sweater dress: http://www.hm.com/us/product/96186?article=96186-A the little girls jersey dress http://www.hm.com/us/subdepartment/KIDS?Nr=4294945052 xx

abitnerdygirl at gmail dot com

abitnerdy said...

I follow via GFC as abitnerdy :)

abitnerdy said...

I follow via GFC as abitnerdy :)

abitnerdy said...

I Like baby meets city on FB and liked your status update :) - Melissa T-agentnerdy
xx

abitnerdygirl at gmail dot com

abitnerdy said...

I follow H&M on twitter as abitnerdy!

cheers!

abitnerdygirl at gmail dot com

ange said...

I would buy a black blazer.
afloresedwards@gmail.com

ange said...

I follow H & M as @twilightfanshop

Ashley said...

I'd get their faux fur vest.

mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

Patricia said...

My husband needs a jacket so bad!!!! Patyberaldi@hotmail.com
I follow your tweeter @BMQDesserts

Kimz said...

I would buy either that lovely black holiday skirt or something casual but festive. I am a college student so broke! So this would be great for my pocket and also having my first christmas at my boyfriends house deft have to look nice. :)

I already follow HM on twitter :)

Kimz said...

I would buy either that lovely black holiday skirt or something casual but festive. I am a college student so broke! So this would be great for my pocket and also having my first christmas at my boyfriends house deft have to look nice. :)

I already follow HM on twitter :)
Contact info ladybrown3y3z@aol.com

Dilshad said...

I'd buy that darling white dress with the accordion pleated skirt and faux leather details! It's perfect for an event I'm hosting soon.

LOVELOVELOVE H&M. Their styling, sizes and prices are just perfect!

I'm on twitter and like H&MUSA - @dilshadburman

Mya Maternity said...

I love the cardigan with faux fur trim. Beautiful.

Mya Maternity said...

Follow through Google Friend Connect. Mya Maternity

AubreyLaine said...

thanks for the chance!
i love this dress:
http://www.hm.com/us/product/96183?article=96183-A
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

AubreyLaine said...

I like you on fb and liked one of your status updates
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

AubreyLaine said...

I follow h&m on twitter
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

AubreyLaine said...

I follow via GFC! :)
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

Jill V / TerraSavvy.com said...

I have Liked BMC on Facebook and Liked a status update!

Calli said...

I love the tights with a velvet print pattern!

geminicalli at yahoo dot com

Calli said...

I follow you via GFC.

Calli said...

I follow H&M via twitter as freefragments.

Calli said...

I liked your facebook page and your vintage Christmas card!

Mami2jcn said...

I'd like this cute tunic for my daughter:

http://www.hm.com/us/product/93875?article=93875-B

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

I like you on FB with my username Mary Happymommy and I liked the post about this giveaway.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Small Mom, Big City said...

I had no idea their baby clothes were made from organic cotton or that they cared about chemicals and their impact on the environment. I am gonna shop there now. Thanks.

Quiana said...

I would get a black blazer. I have so many others but surprisingly not a black one! harlemlovebirds at gmail dot com

Quiana said...

I follow BMC on GFC harlemlovebirds at gmail dot com

Quiana said...

I like BMC on FB

Quiana said...

I follow H&M on Twitter @harlemlovebirds harlemlovebirds at gmail.com

Diane said...

I would buy this:
http://www.hm.com/us/product/94565?article=94565-B

Diane said...

I liked Baby Meets City on facebook :)
frufrugals at gmail dot com

Diane said...

I am following H&M on twitter.
frufrugals at gmail dot com

diane said...

following now on GFC
frufrugals at gmail dot com

Haute Wife said...

I could live in the accessories section of H&M!

Ray said...

I follow H&M on twitter!

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