Today marks a special day for budget fashionistas everywhere... Versace is debuting their first-ever guest collection for H&M!!
I know, I didn't believe it either when I first read it. I didn't understand how Versace could translate into H&M and still maintain it's brand quality. Well, I do now. The clothes are nothing short of amazing, and the quality is not sacrificed in order to make a cheaper product. Now, don't let me mislead you, the collection is not cheap by H&M standards. The dresses and jackets run anywhere from $149-$299, but you can also find some more affordable items as well. I did see a fur vest for $69, which isn't bad, it's just not a price you're usually going to see at an H&M. Some of the more basic jewelry and accessory pieces run as low as $29. But I mean, for Versace, all of that's a friggin incredible deal! Plus, the quality is MUCH better. You are going to see real leather shoes instead of the typical synthetic material used for H&M products.
Already, UK's fashion obsessed have been lining up in droves just to get a chance at some of these amazing and rare pieces. Unfortunately for those of us in the US, we can only preview the collection online because we don't have the e-commerce set available yet (hopefully though by 2012). We also won't have the collection available in stores until this Saturday, Nov. 19th. The one good thing about that, is that get the chance to see how UK is reacting and plan our trips accordingly. Not only were mobs of people already lined up early this morning, but the debut actually crashed the H&M site!
Like Missoni's collection for Target, once the items are sold out they will most likely be put up on auction sites and available at a much higher price. So, if you love fashion, you like saving money, and you're willing to bear the early morning lines on Saturday, I'd say it's definitely worth checking out. Here are a couple of my favorite pieces from the collection and you can also check out the rest of the items at HM.com/us.