Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Jimmy Choo for H&M / Stella McCartney for GapKids: part 2

While I may have encouraged you to join the stampede of shoppers at the Jimmy Choo for H&M launch on Saturday morning, I have to 'fess up: I didn't actually make it. And, by the looks of eBay - with more than 2,000 Jimmy Choo for H&M items listed by the end of Saturday - many of those who did make it weren't there for the love of Choos. Luckily, there are still pieces of the collection left in H&M, especially with stores receiving a fresh delivery of stock yesterday.

To be honest, though, I wasn't blown away by what I saw - which is, admittedly, only a fraction of the whole collection, as most of it has sold out. I think the suede dresses in smouldering grey and electric blue look fantastic and the cage shoe I pictured on Friday is amazing. However, the fabric quality isn't great and definitely not enough to warrant the price tags. Take the grey leopard-print scarf for example. I had hoped that this would be the high-street equivalent of the iconic Stephen Sprouse for Louis Vuitton version, but it wasn't. Made of itchy wool, the thread count wasn't high enough and it was mean on fabric, too, so I certainly wasn't going to spend £29.99 on it. Designer label or not, this collection just didn't do it for me. But I hope some of you got some great bargains on my behalf.

I, meanwhile, have been trying to squeeze myself into more Stella McCartney for GapKids. With the second batch of pint-sized clothes hitting Gap stores yesterday, I furtively had a look today. The black knickerbocker-style shorts caught my eye, but I feared they'd be both too small and too revealing for my derriere. And, while I love the grey leopard intarsia cashmere sweater, it'll just look like I've shrunk it in the wash!

While I haven't got any shopping finds to share with you today, I do have news of a 30% discount voucher for Gap starting tomorrow, which is valid until 29th November. Get your voucher at www.moneysavingexpert.com. Happy shopping!


  1. I share your opinion on the Jimmy Choo collection; I didn't get anything either. I would have loved to get the Sgt. Pepper style jacket by Stella for Gap... but there's no Gap in Portugal.

  2. Love your bargain finds...I am def going to be a follower of your blog!



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