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Everything You Need To Know About When and How Often H&M Restock Online and In-Store

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If you’ve ever found yourself browsing H&M, saving an item and discovering it’s sold out by the time you go to buy it, you’ll be wondering if H&M ever restock?

Some of the brand’s most popular items sell out quickly, so it’s not always easy to get your hands on them. If you’re someone who likes to take time over purchasing decisions, it can be stressful.

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For example, the brand’s designer collaborations sell out pretty much instantly. Simone Rocha’s collection with the high street store flew off the shelves, and Iris Apfel’s collab with H&M was the same.

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Scrolling the new in collections is pretty much my hobby and I’m constantly reading about their upcoming collections, but I still miss things they sell out that quickly.

So when does the brand restock? Here’s everything we know about when exactly H&M restocks and how to check in-store availability.

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When does H&M restock?

While H&M doesn’t have an official restock policy, it is widely known that most stores receive new shipments at 6am every day.

Each morning the restock begins up to three hours before the store opens to give time to replenish the store and make sure that all new arrivals are back on the floor.

This means that if you’re looking for a previously out of stock item, the best chance you have of finding it is by shopping bright and early in the morning.

By this logic we would assume online restocks would follow suit and we’ve often seen the H&M website down for maintenance late at night which is when online restocks are said to be done.

Don’t forget to sign up for the ‘notify me’ option on the website – once you provide an email address you will be contacted once the item is restocked online.

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Does H&M restock sold out items?

While there is no official restock policy, H&M does in fact restock sold out items, especially when it comes to the items that sell out really quickly. These are almost always restocked.

My top tip would be to set a notification for the item you are looking for so you will receive an alert when it has come back in stock. You can even set to notify you about a particular size. How handy!

How can I check in-store availability online?

We all know the pain of finding the perfect outfit online, heading to your local store to try it on and then realising it’s already sold out.

The great news is that there’s an easy way to find out if that outfit you have been eyeing is in stock at and even if the size you’re looking for is there.

To do this you have have two options; either use the “Find in store” feature or the “In Store Mode”.

Find in-store feature

Simply open the H&M app on your smartphone or visit hm.com on any device to find what you’re looking for.

There will be a ‘find in-store’ button, which is located below the colour swatch on the right. If the item is sold out in store or only available online, the find in-store button will be greyed out.

Once you select ‘find in-store’ you can search which store has the item available. You can search a specific area, city or store to find the branch closest to you.

Details on what sizes are available in each store are made available, as well as the opening hours and address of each store.

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H&M Brasserie Hennes
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In-store mode

You can also activate ‘in-store mode’, which means that you essentially shop all the available items that are in stock in the particular H&M store you have selected.  

Once you have the H&M app open on your smartphone, tap the More menu (IOS) or the top left menu (Android) and activate ‘in-store mode

Next select the store you wish to access. You can use the map view to find nearby stores or you can use the search tool to find a specific store. And voila, you’re using the in-store shopping tool!

You can search the in-store assortment and check which of your favourite marked items that are available in store.

When does the H&M sale start?

H&M’s summer sale is now on, with up to 70% off over 5,000 items.

The sale extends to womenswear, menswear and homeware, so there’s plenty to choose from.

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