Panic! At the Dressing Room

Our favorite "news" today comes from Vogue UK, which reports an altercation at Harvey Nichols over that big Balenciaga jacket: "THE "It-item" creatin
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Our favorite "news" today comes from Vogue UK, which reports an altercation at Harvey Nichols over that big Balenciaga jacket: "THE "It-item" creatin
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Our favorite "news" today comes from Vogue UK, which reports an altercation at Harvey Nichols over that big Balenciaga jacket:

"THE "It-item" creating havoc in stores this week? Balenciaga's cutaway stripe blazer. One woman, who was not on the waiting list for the $2500 jacket, refused to move until she was sold one in Harvey Nichols - and staff are considering bringing in extra security until the stock clears over the next few days."

We like a woman who's firm in her shopping, but something about the story seems ridiculous - The fact that someone would fight forcefully to spend over $2000... on an item that'll be on everyone's "over" list by Fall '08. We know J. Crew's knockoff isn't sold in London, but even Urban Outfitters could have lent a little help. As for us, we're still thrilled we snagged a cheaper version, even though we've spotted three women wearing the same one this week. Our solution? We might splatter paint it, Basquiat-style, out in the backyard, and wear it with old jeans and a t-shirt.