Friday, October 24, 2008

O Comme des Garcons!

Life, it's all up and down. First, I am up! Comme des Garcons for H&M is at not just one, but both of the H&Ms on 34th Street. Joy! There are just four stores in NYC carrying the collection, and our district has two of them, the Herald Square store and the 7th & 34th store. Life is good!

Then, while perusing the website preview, I notice the key pieces, the very Rei Kawakubo pieces, the fabulous dress, the deconstructed jackets, the off-kilter asymmetric skirts ($69.90), and even the frilly shirt ($59.90) will be sold where? Fifth Avenue flagship only (you can get the dress at the Lexington location too, grrrrrr).

Down. Very, very down. Underground down. Although the dress is amazing, and I'd love to buy it, it's pricey for me ($349). And I'm just not a dress girl. But the jackets, the deconstructed jackets, please, my name should be stitched on the back they are so me! I am the girl whose very first suit ever bought was an asymmetric Ann Demeulemeester everyone in DC called "weird" in the 90's. I NEED one of these jackets ($129):

(SOB!!!)















(WEEP!!!)















(GNASHING TEETH/PULLING OUT HAIR)















But then, just when you're at your lowest, you get a little ray of hope. Mine first came in the form of a CDG discussion with a lovely Shop Boy at H&M Herald Square: "No dress? But we always get everything!" Later, ray of hope #2 came from Jeffrey. "I heard Herald Square is getting the best stuff." What??? Who said this??? "My friend Joe (fake name); he's obsessed with this line."

Retail rumors keeping hope alive. And I've been here before. I was told by Gap managers that 34th Street wasn't getting the Pierre Hardy shoes, but the salesclerks said "We get everything at this store." And the shoes were in store a few weeks later. Well, New York City, you should all go to 5th & 51st on the morning of November 13th. But I'm up for playing a little retail roulette on 34th Street because, well, I am Fashion Herald, not Fashion 5th & 51st.


Our H&Ms: Herald Square @ 6th Avenue & 34th Street
7th Avenue & 34th Street



Comme des Garcons for H&M pictures from Nitrolicious.

26 comments :

WendyB said...

I always wonder if you'll ever blog about non-Herald neighborhoods.

thepreppyprincess said...

Oh Miss Fashion, we shall pray to the retail Grand Pooh-bahs that you have a shot at the jackets. They are so completely you and would look fabulous. Besides, you're right, you are not a dress girl.

tp

fashion herald said...

wendy - you know, i need to do posts every once in a while explaining my job and this blog, otherwise people will think I have an odd obsession with 34th Street.
TP - oh, preppy princess, you know me so well! thanks for the grand pooh-bah prayers.

Wana Sambo said...

i love the jackets.. and pricey,,yah!

La Belette Rouge said...

Of course the best jackets are coming to Herald Square---they were made for you. Now, go get them!!:-)

fashion herald said...

wana - yeah, i can't afford more than 1 jacket, and actually can't even afford that, but....
la belette - thank you for your positive, lovely thoughts! and yes, rei made them for me, she MUST HAVE. It's like she was reading my deconstructed brain.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-haha, I can see you getting one of these if you find it instore-good luck!!

Farren said...

i hope you get your hands on one of those jackets! i know how it feels when that one thing you wanted gets away from you. =/ like just yesterday i realized that i waited too long to get the alice + olivia black patent wedged peep toe completely wonderful booties. =/ they're all sold out online. ugh. i'm pulling my hair out too right now!

The Seeker said...

Oh, I hope you can get one of those pieces from CdG to H&M, since I never can get my hands on those special collections.
But they are always sooooooo expensive.
Anyway I get that jacket dear!!!

xoxo

enc said...

It's a regular see-saw over there!

I'd have to drive two hours to get to the stuff, and I know that everything good will be picked over, so I'm letting this one pass.

:(

Dapper Kid said...

Those jackets are soooo nice! Hope you get some good stuff :)

Songy said...

They are all great pieces. I can only wish as we don't have H&M here.I wonder if these will appear in ebay soon.

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

I love all the black actually, makes it really werable. The collection is pretty much what I expected a scaled down version of what they would normally produce for the runway.

Jillian said...

they're all stunning, those blazers! <3 i love them!

Sal said...

Crossing fingers on your behalf, for a nice big shipment to Herald Sq and a winning lotto ticket.

Got the LOVELY scarf today and cannot wait to wear it! Thanks, too, for your sweeeeet note. You're such a doll!!

fashion herald said...

I think we need to do a big CdG giveaway here at fashion herald - all of you have no access - it's so unfair! so for those of you not in the area, email me your top 5 from the collection. This will help me pick out styles.

Lipstick said...

Those jackets are too cute!

I wish I had an H&M...yes, that would be jealousy in my posting voice.

Inspire the Starling said...

I cannot wait for this ,line to come out...I'm gonna be the first in the que. Bring it on Comme.

Anonymous said...

love the simple black dress with the sweetheart neckline and the polkadot cardigans!

Imelda Matt said...

I've gotta say, I liked the mens range better than the women's I thought it had more substance.

That poo in the ice cream story isn't about to die anytime soon....my immediate thoughts were she must have been a ball busting c**t for them to serve up shite-cream and she is/was!

fashion herald said...

imelda - the men have that incredible big plaid suit with the diagonal whatever - amazing. And exactly, first thing i thought too re: shite cream story.

Sister Wolf said...

I want that ugly black dress! I want it because I need more thing to not-wear, and it would be GREAT for my collection!!

hannah said...

those are amazing!

fashion herald said...

sister - you'll save so much money if you buy the H&M CdG and never wear it.

LADIVASOSA said...

I'm still debating waiting overnight for that damn coatdress when i could stay home and save up for Rick Owens! Although I did just score some Ann Dem. esque boots on ebay just now...

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