I am sure you heard or knew about the Lanvin/H&M collaboration, well this past Saturday it hit stores. So I thought about on Friday - coming to the conclusion I wanted some! Want some real bad. So I tweeted about it and found out the lines might be kind brutal. I called the store at 10:00pm, right after closing and there were already 15 people in line. The dilemma - what time to I go? will the line be super long? blah blah blah. I bit the bullet and decided I would catch a ride downtown with the Hubs when he headed into work (Saturdays he starts at 4:00am).
So 2:30am my alarm went off, I got ready (shaved and straightened my hair, why told ya I was Captain Crazy Train), and away we went! We pulled up at 3:45 I hopped out and jumped in line! The waiting began!!!! Thankfully I sat next to a really sweet girl - she shared her blanket, we discussed what we wanted and we waited some more. It was freezing out, thank goodness I thought ahead and brought a beanie and mittens. After tweeting about the line, the cold and how it was going I got a bunch of tweets back - how many people were after me, etc. I felt like on-scenes reporter! It was fun, I also read all about how crazy it was getting on the east coast, mainly NYC - an hour ahead of me. And then through the amazingness of twitter - I was delivered Hot Chocolate by a fellow Chicago Fashionista. Nikia walked down the line calling my name out - I popped out of the blanket wand was like 'I am Taylor'....I had started dozing off and hadn't gotten her tweet that she was bringing it for me! Shocked and sooo glad I had something warm to consume. The 30 degrees and the lack of foot feeling was starting to get old!
(Freezing, glasses aren't even straight and someone using my camera who didn't focus! Oh well, here I am!)
Around 6:30am Starbucks went down the line passing out warm croissants and hot coffee! Yum and more warmth! Shortly after the H&M employees started coming out and making sure everything was in order. At about 7:15 they started going down the line and passing out wristbands and rules. I was in the 4th corral (another story for another time...damn eBayers held spots for friends....grrr!) and had a shopping time of 9:05 am.
After they opened the store at 8:00am we were allowed in, and it was a free for all for the mens clothing on the third floor. I tried to get up there to grab some sunnies - but alas after my foot got stepped on by a flying gentleman, and I dodged an elbow - I was over that, and hoped a pair would remain in the ladies section. Essentially the entire section was cleared in a matter of 5 minutes. Every rack was empty!
Back in line with my fellow 9:05ers, I was ready. I decided in line I would get more than I originally thought....after waiting in line, screw it! I had the pleasure of waiting and chatting up two other Chicago bloggers - The MidWestern Front and Eye Adore Pretty. (Go check out their blgs and their loot too!) These ladies were fant-ab-ulous!!! We devised our game plan who would head where when the gate opened! I stared and envied MidWestern's Alexander Wang Rocco handbag, and totally noticed her cute Zara Wedges! ;) This event was full on Fashionista in wonderland! (She was smart or lucky enough to have thought ahead and paid a family member to wait in line for her - of course she looked adorbs....I was going for warmth!!!)
Thanks for reading the mumbo, but I guess I will cut to my loot. What you have been all waiting for! Right???!
I got the Black Patent pumps (wanted the floral with teal but there was only a size nine left by my go-round), the red necklace (Last in Store! Beside front window display), Hot Pink Lipstick and the cheetah clutch! I tried on the fur coat, and for as much as I wanted it, I just didn't feel like it was me, I think it was the white color, and the cropped-ness - I am sure in a week I will hate myself for putting it back but alas...I got the shoes!!! So here we are!
Am I the only nut out there???? Did anyone else get anything?