H&M and Lagerfeld
December 15, 2004
We’ve been anxiously anticipating the launch of the upscale goes downscale collectoin of Lagerfeld at H&M. We’re thrilled to see that blogger and fellow shopping addict [url=http://cherylshops.blogspot.com/]Cheryl Maday[/url] says that the Mr. Chanel also speaks discount.
“Most of the separates are $50: There are some ski-inspired sweaters, several chiffon tops, a tuxedo blouse, straight-leg jeans-style black trousers, straight-leg denim pants in black and indigo washes, camisole-and-tap-pants sets (they come in plain black and a peach-and-black photo-type print), 3 or 4 dresses ($99), a gorgeous pleated chiffon skirt, several jackets (I think they were $130-ish), and a coat or two (didn’t price). Most items are black; some come in dusty pink or purple. Accessory-wise, there’s a weird hat (the skull is knit and the brim is felted), a geometric cuff bracelet and matching ring, a nice unisex small messenger bag, leather gloves (very cool), sunglasses. The prices for all are a bit higher than what you’d normally pay at H&M, but the quality is at least ten times better–Lagerfeld definitely knows what he’s doing. I bought the tuxedo shirt, which is seriously the best-made button-down shirt I’ve ever tried on (even better than my circa-1999 Gucci silk shirt), and there is not even a hint of gaping-boob, a problem I often suffer with button-downs. I also bought the black slipdress, which doesn’t look like much on the hanger but is incredibly sexy and flattering; and I got the matching cuff-and-ring set….To add to the whole experience, H&M wraps your purchases in tissue paper and puts them in a big boutique-style shopping bag with “Karl Lagerfeld for H&M” on it. Sigh. Move over, Marc Jacobs–I’m in love.”