H&M is an international company that is publicly traded on the OMX Swedo-Finnish Stock Exchange. The company’s name is short for H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB. The second largest clothing designer and retail firm in the world, H&M was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Stockholm Sweden. There are more than 2,600 H&M stores spread over more than 50 countries, and the retailer also operates an e-commerce store at HM.com. The site features apparel for women, men, children and the home with exclusive merchandise frequently offered only online. The website can also be used to place orders from H&M catalogs.