The whole world has lost all chill because of Balmain x H&M1:8PM, Nov 6, 2015
So, yesterday we broke the news that Balmain x H&M had completely sold out within a matter of hours after opening their doors at 8am. The designer collaboration has had fashion-lovers going crazy with anticipation since it was announced back at this year’s MTV Awards and let’s just say the crazy has reached its crescendo post-purchases.
Not that we’re surprised, but people have gone all business-minded and thrown their Balmain x H&M purchases up on Ebay and are asking quadruple the price. Now, if it was real Balmain, we’d be willing to hand over the goods. But we need to remember this is H&M PRODUCT, PEOPLE!!!
Retail: $399, Ebay: $2,500
Beaded Velvet Dress
Retail: $599, Ebay: $1,500
Beaded Velvet Blazer
Retail: $549, Ebay: $2,025
Secondly, all of the psycho vids have been posted on Instagram of people running for their lives, except not their lives, and actually just clothes. PEOPLE ARE RUNNING FOR CLOTHES.
Literally cannot even.
A video posted by Kaysha (@kaysha2201) onNov 5, 2015 at 7:21am PST
Save yourselves, bitches!
Madness at H&M Balmain, Dubai mall #hmxbalmain #HMBALMAINATION #balmain #trend #style #fashion #love #beauty #instahub #instastyle #instalook #instacool #instalike #instamood #instalove #instabeauty #instafashion#dubaimall
A video posted by DIVA Magazine - Pakistan (@divamagazinepakistan) onNov 5, 2015 at 7:15am PST
Angry chants will NOT speed up this process, guys.
A video posted by NOT IN THE MOOD OFFICIAL 💎 (@not.inthemood) onNov 5, 2015 at 6:50am PST
Where are the shelf-filler peasants with my size?!
The "luxury market" has always benefited from selling lower ticket items in bulk over their flagship products... (Porsche sells waaaay more #Cayenne than #911gt2, #Burberry sells way more scarves and gloves than prorsum bespoke, #Hermes sells more belts than birkins etc). What's interesting is the concept of what luxury really is... I think an aspect of luxury is the exclusivity that comes with having a fine tailored good that has taken weeks, months, sometimes years to make. These products might not be readily available, might not come in your size, and usually personalized. I feel (this is my opinion) that when you are trying to capitalize on selling to the masses, you're no longer the purveyors of luxury/exclusivity you're selling a name. I'm all for free market and people should be able to do what they please with their money, as should companies be able to decide what to bring to market. But (at least with higher end goods) I would hope the craftsmanship that goes into a bespoke trench coat from Burberry, for example, is not sacrificed if the brand was to start licensing its name to #tjmaxx.... If the quality did drop below a certain standard I wouldn't be able to associate that brand with superior craftsmanship anymore. But anyway this is a long rant. It's going to be cool to see all the tasseled up Michael Jackson zombie clones rocking #hmbalmaination for a couple of months. #brandomthoughts
A video posted by Flynupe84 (@brandom416) onNov 5, 2015 at 7:36am PST
Don’t get us wrong, we love a double breasted blazer just as much as the next guy, but the only thing we be runnin’ for is free dessert. Amiright?
RELATED:The 30 best pieces from Balmain x H&M's collab
RELATED: Backstreet Boys perform at Balmain x H&M runway party
RELATED Video: You have to watch Kendall Jenner bustin' a move for Balmain x H&M
Cosmo Team Blog
The reactions shocked me.
Here’s a list of beauty apps I love and use.
Hold onto your Cons, we’re going in.
It's pay-day tomorrow and we've pretty much spent it all already but can you blame us?! 🙊
It's #WeddingWednesday and we are still dreaming of the finale gown from the @steven_khalil #MBFWA show last week 🙌🏽 rg @cosmobride
Happy 2 year anniversary to Mr and Mrs West! 💑 @kimkardashian
There's so much more to it than just "dry skin" or "oily skin." Find out more in this month's issue of Cosmo Mag featuring Tash Oakley on the cover 💕
Happy Man Crush Monday ❤️ from this guy ⬆️👌🏼#mcm
Britney is throwing it back to 2001 on the #billboards2016 red carpet rn 🙌🏼. See all the looks through the link in our bio.
Close of rolls for the July 2nd federal election is tomorrow at 8pm. #EnrolNow so you can have your say. #sp www.aec.gov.au/enrol
Saturday mornings got us feeling like 😜😘😊
A federal election has been called for 2nd July 2016. Close of rolls is Monday 23rd May at 8pm. Make sure you’re registered before then, every vote counts. #sp www.aec.gov.au/enrol
Walking into the weekend the best way we know how; glitterfied! #Friyay