March 26, 2008

Checking Out H&M Spring 2008

I've been seeing this H&M print ad everywhere I go, mainly on billboards and in magazines, in London and Hong Kong. I feel like I'm being chased after by this pretty yellow image of Raquel and a wall of flowers telling me that: a) it's Spring! b) Wear yellow! c) Go shop at H&M now! After stalking H&M's website for awhile, they've finally updated their website last week with some of their Spring's offering.

The instant I saw this colour-block, T-shirt dress in the campaign image (worn by Raquel -not this image but the same dress,) I thought, wow, I really want this! It's such an easy, summer casual dress. I love the colour blocks of black, pink and orange together. It's just the splash of colour that I've been wanting in my wardrobe, and since I'm not bothered or creative enough to actually buy seperate colourful pieces and match them together, it's so nice to have the crazy colours put together in one dress in a stylish, easy-to-wear way.
So the next day (last Thur,) I rushed to an H&M store to check out the dress and they only had one size left, and of course it wasn't my size. It is so hard for me to actually find something I want from H&M (or from any store) and it was sold out -I was SO disappointed! It was even sadder when I found out that the dress is seriously affordable -it costs only about 199HKD (=26USD.) I am a bit annoyed that the H&M store was displaying this dress at the display windows when they hardly had any sizes or stock left. I always thought H&M was all about the volume business so I just assumed they'd always have sizes available. Obviously I was wrong. Lesson of the day: Check out these stores more frequently!
The other thing I liked on the website was this bright pink, silk-material-looking dress. It looks perfect for a night out, and since it's not expensive, I wouldn't feel bad if someone spilled drinks on it or if the place was smoky. Alas, they were also out of my size.
As for this red and white flowery top, it's not that I particularly like or dislike it. I thought I would post it up here because I swear I keep seeing people on the streets wearing it! And when I was browsing through a few online stores, I saw something very similar by Marc by Marc Jacobs. So expect to see a lot of red and white flowery tops near you this summer!
Have you checked out H&M's Spring's clothes yet? What do you think of the clothes?
Image source: www.hm.com/gb (Note that the prices are in Pounds.)

26 Comments:

Anonymous Bag Babe said...

These are some fantastic selections from H&M this Spring. That bright pink selection is absolutely adorable.

3/26/2008 2:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yea it's frustrating that H&M doesn't have the sizes but it's not the store's fault since they don't back stock. They get shipments for replenishments every night. The visual merchandisers on the other hand comes early in the morning and managers just can't "re-dress" the mannequins when the garments are sold out.

3/26/2008 2:59 AM  
Blogger Natty said...

I love that second pink dress. On the whole I love H&M as it is really affordable and fashion forward too.

3/26/2008 3:43 AM  
Blogger Martha said...

You might want to check back at H&M, as, like the other commenter said, they get new shipments every day.

3/26/2008 4:24 AM  
Blogger Gracie said...

H&M's collections haven't been very good the past couple of seasons. Not as good as usual at least. High hopes for this one. Definetly like the pink silk-like dress.

3/26/2008 4:52 AM  
Anonymous savvy gal said...

Pink in every shade is hot this season. I love pink so I am very very happy. I guess I can finally wear a rose color Chanel dress I purchased on impulse years ago. I figure it should come back in style sooner or later, right?
I like to scour H & M for fashion pieces but have to watch with eagle eye b/c it's hard to find small there for some reason.

3/26/2008 9:57 AM  
Blogger Love, Glamourette said...

Oh la la, I love this. I love your blog in general it's so effortlessly chic and in the know. I adore i.

3/26/2008 11:08 AM  
Blogger Harrods Girl said...

Thanks for the tip! I'll def check back at H&M!

3/26/2008 11:28 AM  
Blogger a side order of style said...

h&m has some really great stuff, like the leggings i wore today. i`m not even kidding about that - those leggings have lasted me longer than any of my other leggings. seriously.
i just wish i had money...i seriously want to buy another pair. especially now that it`s spring! a nice colourful pair, like the colours in the pics you have, would be great...
-jae, SOS

3/26/2008 12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually nothing in these pictures looks appealing
everything looks so cheap and gross

ew.

3/26/2008 10:14 PM  
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3/27/2008 12:34 AM  
Anonymous KAB said...

H&M ALWAYS run out of small sizes. You're lucky you found the dress you saw in the ad, I always go to H&M looking for the clothes in their advertisements but never can find them.

3/27/2008 5:16 AM  
Blogger Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

wow your h & m is cheap ours is much more expensive!

3/27/2008 10:31 AM  
Blogger ei! kumpel said...

I really like H&M's new collection and I already bought some clothes... I specially like the pieces with a retro look, very Audrey (don't think they are available on their site...)!

*margarida

3/28/2008 5:36 AM  
Anonymous Fashionista said...

Spring & Summer Colors

Every year, I am always anxious to see what colors are HOT for Spring & Summer. So now that we have seen all the Spring & Summer collections, I would like to let you know that bright, rich saturated colors are in style. Think oranges, pinks, greens, and blues.

Gray continues to be the neutral du jour. Gray is hotter than white, black, and brown. You will see it paired with absolutely every color for Spring and Summer. Keep this in mind as you start your shopping.
www.artfulwears.com

3/29/2008 12:54 AM  
Blogger ColourPiano said...

H&M was good, nut now the clothes are toilet paper quality. Though I managed to find a lovely green spring trench coat last year. In one day I saw 6 more people wearing it. 6!! Other days just 3 of them. And I still see some. In 2weeks I gave it to my flat mate.
But their new store COS is great.

3/29/2008 7:21 PM  
Blogger Tulz said...

I went to the Central one last week and found a really cute green blouse. Sadly they didn't have any smaller sizes left so I completely understand where you're coming from. I don't know why they stock so many larger sizes in the HK store...it doesn't seem to make any sense.

3/30/2008 4:36 AM  
OpenID chelele329 said...

i have that colorblocked dress and love it!
it's super comfortable and i got compliments all day when i wore it last week. if you can, go back and check again to get it! :)

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