Now that the dust has more or less settled, I am ready to do this post. When we were in Hong Kong a week before the launch, giant billboards were already up promoting the Comme des Garçons For H&M collection. When I was inside, I heard clueless locals and tourists alike asking the SAs repeatedly where the collection was displayed and what floor should they go to.
13 November 2008 was the official launch date, and that very day shoppers (and scalpers) alike were grabbing whatever they could find, and most (if not all) soon started appearing on eBay. From San Francisco to Shanghai the rants have been the same. Poorly managed queues, limited quantities available, people rushing in and grabbing everything while leaving others high and dry.
The collection includes the CDG + H&M Polka Dot Bag (shown above), and the unisex CDG + H&M Polka Dot Wallet (shown below), which are already priced many times higher than their original price on eBay.
Images: Bagaholicboy & H&M