hmv is (almost) back on Oxford Street
hmv has confirmed that their 363 Oxford Street store will reopen on Friday 24th November. And our music-loving consultants can't wait to take the short trip from our office to check it out!
Owner of hmv and Fopp, Doug Putman, heralded the return to Oxford Street as “A culmination of the team’s hard work over the past four years and as a business, we see it as the launch pad for an exciting new era for hmv”. hmv's business evolution since Doug Putmans 2019 acquisition has brought what they see as a more "fan and community-orientated offer".
hmv.com states that they intend their flagship store to become "a home of entertainment in London". With over 20,000 vinyl albums and CDs, combined with its huge array of merchandise and memorabilia, the store will become the capital's largest entertainment store.
As well as offering film and music merchandise, the store will also provide spaces for grassroots bands and artists. 363 Oxford Street had long been a welcome space for music fans, enjoying megastars like Kylie Minogue, The Weeknd and Blur over the years.
Through the Live&Local programme, hmv will have hosted 2,000 performances across the UK by the end of the year and is set to increase next year with their latest opening. To get involved with the programme, fill out their enquiry form or speak to someone in-store for more details.
To celebrate the reopening, £2,000 of store credit will be given to one lucky winner this festive season!
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