At a time when we've seen larger retailers in our area close (Toys R Us, Younkers and Moline's Best Buy) we're glad to see more stores open in the Quad Cities.

Iowa's first H&M store will open Thursday, Aug. 30, at NorthPark Mall in Davenport and we couldn't be happier. According to a QCTimes.com article, as an added bonus from 8 a.m. to noon, customers are invited to wait in line before the store opens at noon to get a chance to win an H&M Fashion Pass valued at up to $500, while supplies last.

The store sells clothing for men and women, accessories, as well as the H&M Kids collection for newborns to teens.

H&M at NorthPark Mall will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Ready, set, shop til you drop.