This morning I woke up at 7:45 for hopefully my last anxiety filled, sweat drenched, adrenaline laced shopping excursion of the week.
At 8:20 I made my way over to the H&M at 51st and 5th Avenue for the unleashing of the Viktor & Rolf collection:
I didn't see a line outside like Jimmy Choo, so I thought, for a second, that it was tame.
Well, see for yourselves:
Craziness. I've surmised that New York women are the arbiters for fashion because they treat it like it's their life's blood...essentially they'd kill for it. Readers, this was hands down the craziest scene of the week.
Seeing everyone grabbing this & that made my shopaholic heart palpitate. Basically I got caught up like Usher and joined the melee...I grabbed jeans, dresses, tops, anything. I figured, hey, it's H&M, I could probably afford alllll this, plus have a few pesos left over for some strawberry mentos or something.
It was only after a few minutes that I thought to look at price tags:
Since I'd gone through the trouble of actually showing up on time, I decided to just try stuff on. Turns out the line for the dressing room was the prime place to pick up clothes that earlier fashionistas casted off:
This signature $100 dress was cute, but a little tight.
I walked out of the dressing room feeling good, but almost stopped short when I peeped black trench coats in this woman's hands:
Anyway the trench looked promising, so I was set to find one. Just my luck as I was walking towards the cash register, I saw a woman take a black trench from her pile and--almost in slow motion--place it on a rack.
Like vultures, myself and 5 other women grabbed it and started tugging! After we figured out it was a size 10, 3 hands dropped away, and 2 were left...mine and the hand of another woman.
Luckily for both of us this fashionista also moonlighted as a negotiator:
This is how hers looked on:
The trench was $130, but I figured I could use it a bunch. Long story short, I bought it.
This is how mine looks on:
Instead of hightailing back to the store, I've decided to put my trench on www.ebay.com
So I'm holding on to one signature dress. Not bad at all. I plan on wearing it to work tomorrow with maybe some tights and heels.
*Scratching your head at what the fuss is all about? Stay tuned for an exclusive interview!