They were also giving out Lanvin totes equipped with a complementary red H&M x Lanvin scarf!
As the clock struck 8am, I headed right for the men's section and ended up grabbing everything I could carry and ran to a quieter section of the store to try things on. While the SoHo location didn't house the full Lanvin line, all of the core pieces were available (vest and sweatpants excluded). The men's merchandise was quickly swiped up and by 8:30am not much was left.
After cashing out with my gear, I made my way downstairs to the ladies section. My allotted time was 9:05am so the timing ended up working nicely. Overall, I though that there were some nice pieces in the collection but the prices for the dresses were definitely a bit hefty. The majority of dresses contained a lot of unfinished edges which probably helped in controlling some production costs.
A little later on in the day I also made my way over to Herald Square where two of the H&M stores were also carrying the collection. The menswear in both stores was in better shape than SoHo with some button-up shirts, the odd blazer here and there and merino cardigans still on the racks.
If you didn't get a chance to check out the line, you might see a few pieces lingering around next week from customer returns.