Our faith in humanity always takes a bit of a beating during designer collaboration launches--all that shoving and conniving and reselling. So it's no surprise that over 100 pieces of Maison Martin Margiela for H&M are already on eBay--three weeks before it officially hits stores on November 15. (We saw this happen following the shopping launch parties for Jason Wu for Target as well as Versace for H&M.)
What that means is that more than a few of the lucky hundreds of fashion insiders who attended the Margiela for H&M launch party stocked up in hopes of cashing in on eBay. The coat that Kanye wore to the event? It's there listed for $900, drastically marked up from it's $199 price tag. Those adorable plexi wedge heel booties? Listed for $700 up from $349. Someone who works in this industry with us is even trying to make a buck on the hangers, listing two for $25. Really? Really!?
While a lot of the pieces don’t have any bids yet, there are definitely some that are getting some action.
For those of you wondering what you should buy at the actual launch to then put on eBay to score big profits (which we know you will then donate to charity), we’d recommend the candy wrapper clutch. There are currently multiple bids on several different versions of the clutch on eBay–the silver seems to be the most popular and has been bid up to $219 so far ($59.99 retail).
Based on the enthusiasm and anticipation this collab is causing online, we'd guess it's going to be a quick sell-out when it hits H&M. But are buyers that desperate to get their hands on these pieces without first trying it the old-fashioned way and standing in line for a wristband?