Wednesday, November 5, 2014

ALEXANDER WANG FOR H&M WAS LAUNCHED THIS MORNING AT 8 IN LOT 10 AND AVENUE K! I WENT AT 6.30 AM AND GOT IN AROUND 9.05 AM AND ALL THE BEST STUFF I WANTED WERE SOLD OUT. I HAD NASI LEMAK AT OLD TOWN WHITE COFFEE THEN RETURNED TO H&M FOR A LAST LOOKEE. THERE WERE STILL SOME ITEMS LEFT, BELIEVE IT OR NOT! BUT I BET THE SHELVES WOULD ALL BE CLEANED OUT BY 12 NOON! THE COLLECTION, ALL IN BLACK AND GREY, WERE UBER-COOL AND UTTERLY WEARABLE THOUGH I WONDER WHO IN MALAYSIA WOULD BUY THE WINTER OUTER COATS BUT I SAW 2 I FELL IN LOVE WITH AND THEY WERE NOT THAT EXPENSIVE! THE EARLY BIRDS LEFT WITH 6 TO 8 BAGS EACH WHILE THOSE AT THE BACK OF THE QUEUE HAD TO PICK THE CRUMBS BUT IT WAS FUN, FUN, FUN!

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Of course some camped overnight but this is not Samsung or Apple so by the time I staggered in sleepily, there were maybe a hundred diehard fans queuing in line.

Around 7.30 a H&M staff came and tagged a wristband on everyone's hand. The first 30 were wrist tagged with red bands which meant they were the first (curses) to be let in, followed by another 30 with green wrist band and mine was blue. That made me the third batch.

Each batch was alloted 15 minutes so the first were allowed to shop only from 8.05 to 8.20 am while the second group were allowed in from 8.25 to 8,40 am and I was shooed in from 8.45 am to 9 am but mind you, I was only allowed in around 9.05 am instead of 8.45 am.

But 15 minutes were enough as the selection was quite small and located right at the entrance. We were given 15 minutes to choose and then allowed to take our baju into the changing room to see if Alexander Wang's creations fitted my body.

As there were not 100 fitting rooms, most guys tripped and tried on the garments there and then by the clothes racks since there was no such thing as false modesty among men. 

Jack Lew who came in same time slot as me was practically weeping and lamenting his fate as he failed to get what he wanted and he had planned to buy 10 items fro under RM 2,000! 

"I did not manage to get 1 single item on myb wish list! So I grabbed the next best!" he sighed pitifully as my heart wept for him. He showed me a towel and napkin. Plus a pair of shorts from RM 199. Even the towel/napkin set he grabbed from the shelf had the accompanying mesh bag missing! Luckily he asked a sales staff and she managed to retrieve the bag from God knows where.

Jack Lew waiting anxiously by the changing rooms hoping to snap up something, anything, anyone rejected. Even this was not always possible as sales staff usually insisted on taking the rejected items back to the racks and we had to go back to the Alexander Wang section. Of course by then your time slot was over as the staff cut off my blue wrist band when it was time for the yellow bands to enter!

My favorites were the full leather jacket for RM 1,299 which is almost cheap and considered very reasonable as a similar one at Alexander Wang's boutique in New York will easily cost RM 5,000!

Another item I adored was a full, knee length anorak that looked so couture it would easily cost RM 5,000 too but this was even cheaper at a mere RM 799 which was shockingly low! 

There was 1 left when I  returned after nasi lemak and tea tarik breakfast at Old Town White Coffee but of course  by the time you read this, I bet my bottom ringgit it is gone.

LONG QUEUE BUT NOT MILES LONG 
 THE FIRST BATCH TO ENTER HAD THE BEST CHOICES!
 MAD MELEE
 EACH WAS GIVEN A SHOPPING BAG TO STUFF THEIR CLOTHES IN
 ALL ITEMS WERE IN WANG'S USUAL FUNERAL BLACK
 THE SECTION WAS SURPRISING SMALL CONSIDERING THERE WAS PLENTY OF SPACE AT H&M AVENUE K!
 SEE, QUEUE STARTS HERE!
 FRANTIC
 FRENETIC
 ALEXANDER WANG AT H&M
 SHOPPING CODES


 JACKY LEW ARMED WITH STARBUCKS
 JACKY LEW IS A HANDSOME MODEL
 THAT IS H&M RIGHT AT BACK!
 THIS GUY REFUSED TO FEATURE HIS FACE WHICH WAS STRANGE AS WHY WOULD HE WEAR THIS T-SHIRT IN THE FIRST PLACE!
 DATO KEE HUA CHEE AT THE ENTRANCE AS IT WAS FINALLY HIS TURN!
 FAST EMPTYING SHELVES! 
 GRAB FIRST, TRY LATER
 THE MORE THE MERRIER
 HAPPY PURCHASERS LEAVING AFTER HAVINGV THEIR BAGS CHECKED
 HEAVY
 FASTER
 NEARLY EMPTY
 GOING,,,
 GOING...








 GONE!
 STAFF KEEPING AN EYE ON DUNNO WHAT
 WAITING TO ENTER CHANGING ROOMS
 THE RACKS ARE NEAR EMPTY!
 THIS FULL LEATHER JACKET IS RM 1,299 WHICH IS VERY DE REASONABLE
 THIS ONE COST THE SAME AND SEEMED VERY EXPENSIVE
 PERFECT FOR MALAYSIA'S SIZZLING CLIMATE!
 THIS ONE IS ANOTHER FAVOURITE OF MINE---A FABULOUS, COUTURE ANORAK AT ONLY RM 799! 
 INCREDIBLY PRICED! LOVE THIS
 VERY COUTURE
 THIS COST RM 500 ALSO NICE
 IT'S A WRAP
 THESE GUYS TRYING OUT THEIR SELECTIONS IN PUBLIC
 CHOOSE, TRY, PAY AND GO!
 MOST SPENT RM 1,000 EACH ON PURCHASES!
 TRYING THEM  ON IN PUBLIC
 THE SADDEST BUYER! JAVKY LEW MANAGED TO GET A MEASLY RM 250 PAIR OF SHORTS AND TOWEL! 
 HE WAS ON THE VERGE OF TEARS
 WEAK GRIN
 NEARLY EMPTY!
 WANG AS IN MONEY!
 POSING WITH THEIR HAUL
 WE BOUGHT ALL THESE!
 YAHOO FOR ALEXANDER WANG FOR H&M
 CONTENTED!
 FINAL 
 ALL GONE
 IF ONLY EVERY DAY IS LIKE THIS!
 EVEN THE CATALOGUE COST RM 109
 HAPPY SIGHT
THESE WERE STILL AVAILABLE AT 10.30AM


1 comment:

stressinstyle said...

You should have told me you wanted some Wang stuff - we were first 7 in the queue at Lot 10!