So we almost fell off our proverbial leather studded chairs yesterday when we figured out that Versace for H&M was not a one-off collab after all. There’s more to come! WWD has some more details today, and take a deep breath, US–we are getting stiffed this time around.
The new collection, designed by Donatella and her team, will go on sale January 19. The catch? It will only be sold by H&M online. Which means no dice for us Americans, because, if you’ll recall, H&M isn’t launching e-commerce stateside until Fall 2012, which is like nine months after this spring collection launches. Yeah, it’ll be sold out by then.
Which brings us to the next point. Since the US and other countries won’t have access to this capsule collection, will that make the eBay mania that much more manic? If H&M can keep its sites from crashing again, people can buy up the collection and put it on eBay, where shoppers are going to be salivating over getting their hands on it, because it’s unattainable. Cue the 300% mark-up.
Are you excited for this collection, or sad that it only has limited availability?