This is my first look for the new year and definitely one of my faves. All thanks to these amazing shoes. I typically don't get very excited about H&M's designer collabs (except the Anna Dello Russo collab...I was devastated when I found out the H&M nearest me wouldn't carry the collection). In my opinion it's just a bunch of overpriced items that doesn't appeal to the masses which was clearly the case with their latest collab with Maison Martin Margiela. To this day, almost 2 months after its release, my local store still has a considerably large amount of stock available. Now this means the black friday shoppers passed up on them....the after christmas shoppers...the coupon holders and all the end of year shoppers. SMH! Avant-garde in a store like H&M was never a good business decision. The decision makers at H&M must be REALLY good at selling their brand to get this designer to agree to a collaboration.
Discounted to prices below $30 and shoppers still aren't buying these items. I think they should just donate the pieces to homeless shelters, at least that way they'll be of great use. I personally wasn't attracted to the clothing items with the exception of the mirrored leggings which sold out pretty quickly. The shoes on the other hand, I LOVED. They offered me the type of uniqueness I typically look for in a shoe. It was like rocket science for me deciding between those worn here and the black bootie with the same heel. As you see these won but just because the booties were a size too small for me..HAHA! I was sooo willing to squeeze my little toes in there. Now it's important to note that I do LOVE these shoes but there was NO WAY I was forking over the initial $199 price tag they came with. I, of course, waited until they went on sale which I was positive they would. The day after christmas most of the items were discounted down to $30 including these shoes. YAY!!!! However, I do feel sorry for the people who stood in line and paid full price for these items. In an economy like this I don't care how much money you have. Shopping smart is a MUST. Sooner or later everything (ok maybe not everything) goes on sale. Wishing everyone a productive week! =)