Today, the Alexander Wang collection for H&M launched in select stores across Canada. In Montreal, the collection is only available at the H&M on St. Catherine and Peel. I made it into the store in less than a five minutes, but I missed the early bird treasures, and the colour coded bracelet system that was used to organize store traffic at 8 AM. In fact, by the time I got there at 1 PM, I’d missed all the items I really wanted: the Figure-fit dress, the Jacquard-knit dress and the Top with a perforated pattern.
As I scanned the bare racks, stripped of mostly all their goodness. All I found were padded leather jackets, leather mules, shorts and a few other tiny accessories. Just when I thought I might leave empty handed, I looked through the shoe boxes one last time. There they were: the leather boots with 10 cm heel—in my size. Oh, the vitriol in the eyes of my fellow shoppers. You know that thing they say about early birds? Well, they’re right, and I got lucky.