A Tale of Versace1/13/2012
This is just a quick, little post about my Versace for H&M story.
It all started back in June of 2011 when I first wrote a blog post about designer collaborations for my Fashion Headlines post. In that post I mentioned how the Versace for H&M line was probably going to be the biggest collab for the fall. I also said that I would be one of the first in line.
Fast forward to November. So yes, it was a pretty mammoth collaboration. But no, I was most definitely NOT one of the first in line. I forgot how early people get up to buy inexpensive fashion. I also forgot how many jerks there are who buy the fashion just to sell it for triple on eBay.
This is the line I waited in:You can't even see the H&M sign because that's how far back I was--and the line was even longer behind me. And it was cold.
I mentioned in this Shopping List post that I wanted to get my hands on 4 specific pieces: the faux fur vest, the black booties, the babydoll bodice dress and the leggings. I wasn't really a fan of the more colorful pieces in the collection.
Long story short: I waited in line from 6:45 AM to 11:15 AM as I watched as person after person left the store with a multitude of bags in hand. By the time I was actually allowed to shop (based on the color of my wristband) the only thing left were the black booties so I got them. I also ended up getting this yellow dress, but it was a size too big so I returned it.
I realized the only way I would get the items I wanted was to buy them on eBay. I sold the black booties because the heels were WAY too high for my taste, and I purchased the leggings and the bodice dress instead. Fortunately, the prices were only hiked up like 10% to 20% on the pieces I bought.I'll be sure to do a post with the leggings soon. I am definitely very happy to have the Versace leggings and the bodice dress as well. Although, I must say, I had to get this dress in a size 6 because the top part is made way too small (aka: for girls with flat chests). The faux fur vest was a Christmas gift from the hubs!
All in all, I like what I was able to get from the Versace for H&M collection, but I'm not waiting in a line ever again. Versace will have a Cruise collection for H&M starting January 19 and it's an online exclusive. I will not be a part of it as I'm now saving my money for the Jason Wu collaboration with Target on February 5. I plan on buying from that collection online instead of waiting in a line.