Tuesday, April 21, 2009

designer for a *little* less

Most of the time, I love my job and I'm quite alright with the 9 to 5 sitting at the desk routine. Doesn't bother me at all. Except on days when H&M is releasing a fab-u-lous collection. On April 23, the Matthew Williamson for H&M collection drops and it makes me wish I was a still a student who could cut class to stay in line and join the melee. In my 2.5 years in NY, I've never joined the hoardes at H&M but I've never been insanely determined to get anything. But there are some pieces that I really like this time, and it annoys me that I'm this goody toe shoes who can't play hooky to line up.

But then again, maybe it's alright because I don't know that I could cough up $249 for an H&M dress—even one as cute as the one above. The long dress in the first picture is $349! Whoa.
Or even $129 for this cutie pie above. Maybe the belt. I'd spring for that $49.90 belt.

When did designer collabs get so darn pricey? Wasn't the point to make their pieces more affordable for the masses? At this point, I might as well just shop the contemporary section at Bloomie's rather than fight it out with the hordes at H&M. And good lord, at those prices, imagine how steep the markups will be at Ebay? Yikes.

4 comments:

SonuJ said...

ha ha ha you took the words right outta my mouth re: ebay....those prices are nuts. Wasn't the point of stores like H&M, Topshop..etc, to bridge the gap between fashionable and affordable?

MWAH!
Sonu

The Chiconomist Celine said...

Totally!!!! I can't believe there are $300 dresses at H&M now. What has the world come to?!

Anonymous said...

I was one of those crazy people who lined up for the H&M + CDG collab. Store manager scolded me when I started peeling a jacket off a mannequin. Hahaha. Btw, Repetto & Tory Burch SS coming soon (TB starts on May 31 Sunday so you don't have to skip work):
http://www.clothingline.com/upcomingsales.php
-Aggie

The Chiconomist Celine said...

ahahaha Aggie you crack me up! was the CDG for H&M worth it? that was pricey too right?

Thanks for the reminder! I'm totally hitting up that sale ... if the move doesn't put me in serious debt, that is.

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