What Does ‘Coming Soon’ Mean on H&M?

Coming soon - but when?

Last Updated on May 26, 2023

If Google is anything to go by, I’m definitely not the only person who’s found themselves looking up what it means when it reads ‘coming soon’ under an H&M item.

It first came to my attention when I noticed all of the Simone Rocha x H&M products had been listed but weren’t available to buy.

Then I saw it again when Iris Apfel collaborated with the Swedish brand and pieces from the collection started appearing online, but you couldn’t actually buy them.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been wondering what it actually means. After pondering this myself, I now understand what it’s about.

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What does ‘coming soon’ mean on H&M?

I don’t mean to state the obvious, but coming soon literally means that. The product in question is not yet available to buy, but will be soon.

The brand presumably shows pieces that you can’t yet buy on the homepage to drum up excitement and anticipation about these items, as they’re usually part of special collections like the brand’s Studio, Innovation Story and designer collections they famously sell.

Unfortunately, the brand doesn’t specify when these items will be available, but if it is part of a special collection, you can usually find this information by Googling it. You’ll usually be able to find out when it’s dropping on the H&M website too.

model wears H&M X Mugler Collection

If this note pops up under an item under the regular collection, it’s worth looking again the following day. H&M usually put new stock on the shop floor first-thing in the morning and it usually happens overnight on the website.

You can also sign up to alerts to receive an email when an item comes back into stock.

Does H&M restock sold out items?

Like many online stores, H&M often relists items that have been returned. If there’s an item you’re desperate to buy, keep checking back to see if it’s been restocked.

This is, unfortunately, much less likely when it comes to designer collaborations and special collections, as the returns window is much smaller.

H&M usually give customers just seven days to return these items, so if they’re going to be pop up again on the website, it will be in the first few days following the release.

H&M model wears sunglasses and tube dress. Coming soon collection soon

When does H&M get new arrivals?

It feels like there’s always something new when you visit H&M or scroll through their website. Sometimes it takes them only two weeks to churn out new designs! So, how do they do it?

According to Business Insider, the brand has a four-pronged approach to its fast production methods.

First, H&M hires hundreds of designers to monitor the latest fashion trends. Next, a team of designers, pattern-makers and buyers will determine the stock of the products. Then H&M suppliers create the products before it is shipped to one of their distribution centres.

You can check out their “New In” selection weekly to stay updated on their new styles and collections.

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What is the next H&M collection?

In May, H&M launched the Mugler X H&M. The collection showcased “the unique and vibrant spirit of the brand” with dynamic silhouettes and colour choices.

While we don’t have any upcoming collections right now, we’re updating this as soon as we find out more information. So, don’t forget to bookmark us to stay updated.

In the meantime, check out some of our favourite pieces from the Mugler X H&M collection below.

Corset-style mini dress in Black from H&M x Mugler

Corset-style mini dress in Black, £119.99 – buy now 

Oversized leather shopper in Black from H&M x Mugler

Oversized leather shopper in Black, £199.99 – buy now 

Cut-out body in Acid green from H&M x Mugler

Cut-out body in Acid green, £49.99 – buy now 

Halterneck cut-out swimsuit in Black from H&M x Mugler

Halterneck cut-out swimsuit in Black, £39.99 – buy now 

Padded bikini top in Pink from H&M x Mugler

Padded bikini top in Pink, £29.99 – buy now

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Swirling-star silk scarf in White Patterned from H&M x Mugler

Swirling-star silk scarf in White Patterned, £39.99 – buy now