Balmain x H&M Collection Is Officially Sold Out
The much anticipated debut of the Balmain x H&M Collection went live on the H&M website this morning at 8 a.m. EST. And after only an hour, it seems all the coveted items from the collection have been sold to the quickest online bidder. We can't speak for stores across the country but if we had to guess, there is probably nothing but the hangers left.
After watching Instagram videos of shoppers raid their nearest H&M store (to almost be tramped in the process), and having seen the "due to the high level of interest" Instagram posts out of sheer disappointment from those trying to beat the mob by shopping from a safe place, I realized this topic couldn't be avoided.
And since H&M doesn't normally restock these collections, according to Fashion Trend Guide, you'll need to know how to go about this strategically.
So, what's your next best move when the collection's all gone?
First thing's first, after the launch be on the look out for returns. Many shoppers will take items back to the store. Chances are, in the moment shoppers are trying to grab and go and in all that commotion, could mistakenly grab the wrong size. Returns or exchanges with receipt must be made by Nov. 8 for this collection, and after that store credit will be issued.
I'd say, give it a few days and browse eBay. Some people just know an opportunity when they see one. Since items are limited and people love the idea of exclusivity, they'll pay double what it worth to say they have it. It's like when your favorite music artist comes to town and the tickets sale out so you have to resort to StudHub. If you're one of those people then eBay may be your golden ticket holder.
And if all else fails and some time passes, check back with H&M. You might have better luck at the end of the month.
Best of luck!