The Recessionista Review: Jimmy Choo for H&M is a Winner.
I’m just back from checking out the new H&M for Jimmy Choo Holiday Collection at H&M. The collection will go on sale tomorrow, Nov. 14th at select H&M stores. Overall, I have to say the collection exceeded my expectations. I only have two little nits with the collection, and I will get them right out of the way up front:
2) In the woman’s shoe department, there are no size 10 shoes. The highest size is a size 9 in this collection.
I want to let people know this right up front, because if you are looking for those particular sizes of clothing or shoes then don’t stand or sleep out tonight in front of an H&M store in the cold as winter approaches. Save yourself!
Now, onto the good news. There are some great picks in this collection for savvy shoppers who love luxury goods like Jimmy Choo. The H&M collection is faithful to original Jimmy Choo designs. I’m happy to report, that if you are a Jimmy Choo lover, and you want to pay less than what JC charges then you won’t be disappointed. Indeed, you’ll be thanking your lucky stars that H&M had this idea. Please note, only 200 H&M stores around the world are carrying this collection, so its very exclusive and it will be hard to find. If you can, try to get it in an H&M so you won’t pay a 200% mark-up on eBay.
I spoke with H&M spokesperson Jennifer Uglialoro at the H&M Fifth Ave. store tonight. She explained. ” We started talking to Tamara (Mellon ) from Jimmy Choo about six months ago. She immediately said yes to collaborating with H&M for a holiday collection. We were going to do women, and then we thought, let’s do a collection for the Jimmy Choo boyfriend too, so we did a men’s line. The collection is perfect for the holidays and affordably priced. The most expensive item is the woman’s over-the-knee boots for $299.00.” Jennifer notes, that “This collection is produced in limited quantities to preserve its exclusivity.” When I admired her bracelet, Jennifer noted if was part of the collection, well-priced at only $24.99. See the picture above of this stunning 1920s looking faux pearl and rhinestone bit of bling. There is also a matching necklace. Be on the alert for the accessories laying on counter tops and display tops in the store in little blue pouches, with blue ribbon ties.
Pictured: The Black Sequined Cocktail dress is a winner but only goes up to size 40/US 10. I wish there had been 42/12s and 44/14s, but the line is sized smaller, probably to help keep the prices down. Do try it on though, to check the fit, the top of the dress was definitely loose fitting. The dress is well fairly reasonable or the design and material at 99.99 GBP 199 USD 149 EUR. The small zebra bag with gold studs sits along side the dress.
Pictured: Two of my favorites, the royal blue shawl/scarf ($49.99 US) and the black 1920s style tunic. The tunic only goes to size medium. The blue of the scarf/shawl is really rich looking.
Pictured: The 1920s style tunic ($99.00) with sequins worn with the thigh-high over the knee boots. The boots are all leather and priced at $299.00. The tunic is very soft, and there is plenty of give in the fabric. The photo does not do it justice. The tunic is only sized to medium, but it could also fit a large. The fabric has give in it.
Pictured: Jimmy Choo for H&M Dress with rhinestones priced at 69.99 (GBP) 129 (US) 99 (EUR). This one also look good , but I didn’t get to try it. I did notice there were no sizes beyond size 10/40.
Pictured: My sin, I bought this Jimmy Choo bag for $149.US. I hadn’t seen it in any magazines, but in store, its very handsome with many handy pockets inside and outside for carrying items you need to get to quickly. (think keys!)
Pictured: Jimmy Choo for H&M men’s jacket a forever classic.
Pictured: For men, I love this royal blue V-neck sweater, and I think 00oo00 wants this “manbag.“
Check the H&M site for stores carrying the collection your part of the world. Also read the guidelines for waiting in line. Good luck baragainistas!!! Leave a comment and let me know what you find. Below are guidelines from HM.com about how to shop the sale.
For more pictures, check my other post on the collection and the prices. Good luck tomorrow and stay safe!