H&M group’s newest fascia Arket opened at midday today on London’s Regent Street. Retail Week was there, along with crowds of eager consumers.

H&M’s latest venture Arket is intended to be a modern market, bringing together womenswear, menswear, kidswear, homeware and food.

Crowds of shoppers had queued around the block showing that, for the right offer, consumer appetite for retail is still strong.

H&M’s various brands now dominate this stretch of Regent’s Street, with Arket, Cos, H&M and Weekday all neighbours.

& Other Stories is just up the street while on nearby Carnaby Street, Monki and Cheap Monday sit side by side.