Friday, November 14, 2008
Large crowds queued up for the launch in Paris, London, Milan, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Manhattan. Shoppers stampeded into stores, but once inside, the scene in several cities seemed slightly more civilized than previous guest designer launches by Karl Lagerfeld, Viktor & Rolf and Roberto Cavalli.
Surprisingly there are reports that Comme Des Garcons for H&M is still available in NYC, especially at the 51st St & 5th Avenue Flagship location.
With CDG for H&M only launching in 8 US locations, with 3 in Manhattan alone, the label has found it's way onto ebay with inflated prices to boot. The biggest ticket item right now is $700 for the ruffle dress which sold out within 5 minutes in NYC. I think that the dress (orinally $350) is a great signature piece, but H&M for $700? At twice the price, doesn't this seem a bit criminal? I really hope that no one buys from that seller!