I’ve decided recently that I’m only going to shop at H&M from now on. Head to the store on Powell near Union Square and you will find everything you need: leggings, dresses, ballet flats, blazers, purses, underwear, scarves, umbrellas, men’s wear, children’s wear. And cheap. Like dirt cheap. So cheap that if there’s something I want, but they’re out of my size, I can get it altered and it will still be cheaper than something similar at another store.
Last week, I stopped by the store before 8am on my way to work. H&M was launching their Marni designer collection at certain locations. There were at least 50 people waiting in line. Ummm, nothing is worth wasting that much time on, but it was pretty fascinating watching all these young women with printouts from the website and clutching onto magazines with the H&M pages dog-eared.
One of my favorite fashion blogs is Atlantic-Pacific. 1) I like that the blogger is based in SF. Nice to see an SF background versus NYC! 2) She features clothes from Zara and H&M with fashion that’s easily accessible to the masses.
There was a dress I saw, I believe, in Vanity Fair. I can’t remember who the designer was. It might have been Kenneth Cole. Anyhow, I searched diligently and aggressively for the dress and could not find it anywhere on their site. Meaning, they construct a full ad campaign around clothes you cannot even purchase. This happens all the time. It drives me batty!