So, Friday night my on-top-of-her-shit Sister, Sarah cakers, told me of her plan to drag her roommate and best friend to the city for the release of the Jimmy Choo for H&M line. she coyly said, you can come if you want… please, I have been drooling over these flats for months, since I started to see previews of the line.
I contemplated and decided. Heck! I don’t need to travel to San Fransisco! There is an H&M 20 minutes from my house at a mall that I happen to LOVE. So, I thank her and say I’ll go scope out the other location. I decide about 20 minuted later to call said location to confirm they will have the Jimmy Choo line. The sales woman said only SF will have it. So, I decided to jump on board with Sarah and Steph and make the trek to SF Saturday morning. Sarah decided to look up what time the store was opening. in her research, she discovered that 8, yes 8 US stores were getting the Jimmy Choo line. San Fransisco was the only California store. Madness. Why deprive people of affordable Jimmy Choo. Kind of cruel.
So, I set my alarm for 7am Saturday morning. Met with the Girls in Burlingame, as well as Steph’s awesome and possibly crazy for joining us, boyfriend. I don’t think he had a clue as to what he was in for. And neither did any of us girls for that matter. I knew it would be crazy, but not to the level we experienced. We got to the doors of H&M at about 845am-ish, and followed the line that began to wrap around the corner, and then a 2nd corner and then a 3rd, really we weren’t far from being back at the doors by the time we reached the end of the line. So we secured our spot. The line began moving after 9. The store was to open at 10. I heard something about the store opening at 9am for only the first 100 in line… I’m not sure, but it fit with how things were moving.
At 10am, the line just started moving, and we got right in that door! And I lost sight of everyone! it was insane. So much happened that to blog about it would take all day, and no one would want to read about it. Short synopsis: Girls were fighting, crying, teaming up, trading, buying things off people to then go buy from H&M. Steph was amazing and found hella shit, getting hand out from people who got into the Jimmy Choo area. Which, was sectioned off from the rest of the store, and the first 160 people had wristbands to go in, then after they were done (10 people went in at a time for 10 minutes, there were countdowns and loudspeakers!) The regular late people could line up. We were there at 9am, and this was our crowd. Sarah and I stood in line, while Steph continued to collect items. We cheered and clapped when someone got something they wanted. It was like a game.
In line, looking onto the “area” shelves, getting emptied.
Trying to get a shot of the line behind us. didn’t do too well.
Sarah and I eventually got into the Jimmy Choo Heaven, where there were everything had been ransacked, not much was left. I see the thinner shoe box and make my move! 10 pairs of the exact flats I want in size 9′s! Are you kidding me? Jimmy Choo made extra just for me, I’m convinced. Until that moment, I thought for sure they’d be gone and I’d have waited hours for nothing.
I got my flats! And, quite a few other gems. Here is my current Jimmy Choo for H&M inventory:
Yeah, I got a 2nd pair. I would have doubled up on black, but you were only allowed to purchase 1 of any style.
This belt gives me wet dreams. Sorry, tmi. It’s amazing, though. Really.
I don’t have any really nice purses. I always buy Forever 21, and a few Urban outfitters. Because I tend to enjoy switching it up and having the variety. But, now I have one nice handbag, and it’s really versatile, in my opinion. And very much my taste. As is most of the line.
This top was the most impulsive purchase. I should have left it behind… In the beginning of the whole thing, this was the first item I had. and, I thought it might be the only thing I would have the chance to get. I thought it was kind of fun. At the register I told the girl, I was going to leave it behind. Well, she looked at me like I was crazy. And I fell for it, and took it home. I tried it on quickly that evening and wasn’t stoked on it. I think I need to try it with a full ensemble to appreciate it. But, it may end up on eBay :/
Jimmy Blue, scarf! I love the color. It was a bit of a theme.
I got a few other great, plain old H&M items that I am super stoked about also. But this post is nuts, so I’ll start a new one!
Sarah and i are clearly the crazy ones. We do take after a certain Mrs. Alana Brandt, to be fair.