Thursday, November 15, 2012

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M







I'm so excited about this!

I woke up at 5am to get ready and catch the 6am bus. I got off on the wrong stop and had to walk half a mile to my transit station. (Of course that would happen!) I finally jumped into the second bus and made my way to Caesar's Palace. When I finally got to H&M, there was less than 30 people in front of me. They offered donuts and coffee which was a nice treat. To be honest, I was expecting a bigger turn out, but I guess not a lot of people are familiar with this designer? Mhmm, I'm not sure, but at the same time I wasn't complaining either. 

They split the line in groups of 30. Each group had a colored wristband and got to shop the entire collection for 15 minutes. I was in the second group and let me just tell you, I had so much anxiety. While waiting for our turn, we got to see the group in front of us shop the collection. I was nervous they would run out of sizes, which they did, but I'll get to that later. After the 15 minutes, they took about 5 minutes to tidy the floor and allowed us to give it a go. 

Merchandising was quite nice and items were easy to find. I immediately went to look for the 2 vest I wanted. As you can see from the photos above, I could only find 1 vest in my size. The second vest I wanted had the paint all over the front, but unfortunately the sizes left were either too big or too small. I immediately started hunting down these graphic sweatshirts. I took 2 sizes of each sweatshirt, but ultimately settled for the extra small in both shirts because the smalls seemed to run a bit big on me. Overall, quality was pretty good with the items I chose.

At the end of the day, I was happy with the pulls. They were the most affordable items in the men's collection, but they just so happened to be the items I actually wanted. The other items were either out of my element or nothing special enough for me to fork over more money. I cannot wait to style this vest. It's just going to work great with a few outfits I have in mind. Stay tuned for styling posts!

I cannot wait for their next collaboration. Rumor has it they're peaking over Tom Ford's shoulder. I hope that's true! I will definitely have to buy a suit if that's the case!

-SC

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