I was 'READY' for the HM Lanvin sale on Saturday.
I arrived rather leisurely at 8:15 AM.
This sale was nothing like the Sonia sale.
And to think I was worried about not getting my morning walkies in. I raced around to 4 different H&Ms to check out the situation. Thank you PBers for making me get my daily exercize in! If I didn't have to report in I probably would have stayed in bed and missed all the excitement.
Only TWO garments of each style were allowed to be purchased.
Here's a lucky ducky with all his goodies (Oh jealousie!) who must have arrived at the crack of dawn. I went into Prete a manger for a coffee to kill time until my time slot of 12:20 I chatted with Brit sisters Jean and Dorothy, visiting New York for 4 days, so I drew them a little map of NYC-not-to-be-missed highpoints on a napkin
The adorable glasses I'd dreamed of owning were gone the first 2 minutes after opening I heard tell. Wouldn't it be spectacular if all of New York was walking around wearing Alber Elbaz nerdie glasses? What were you thinking Lanvin putting out so few pairs...sob...sob
I walked away with quite adorable T-shirts ($39.95) with a bow/noeud attached.
The shopping bags alone were worth the trouble. And they did have tres charmant cotton bags with Elbaz drawings scrawled on them for a mere $3.95 donated to Unesco - I got a few as gifts etc.
So not a bad haul all in all, though I am still pinning for those AE glasses. Will trade a painting or just about anything for THOSE lunettes!
BONJOUR H&M LANVIN!