H&M’s much anticipated BALMAIN collection launched today in select stores and online, but if you are like me than you sadly did not score any gold embellished BALMAIN pieces. H&M’s online store sold out in minutes and people started lining up outside of H&M stores a day before in Paris and New York.
Living in laid back Los Angeles things were a bit different, but none the less the Santa Monica H&M store sold out before I could get in the doors. The 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica location was said to open at 10am and I showed up around 9:30am to this cluster of people outside. There was a bored security guard handing out colored wristbands and people from the first group allowed in were starting to trickle out of the store with 3-4 large black and gold H&M BALMAIN bags each. By the time the second group was allowed in everything but a few t-shirts had been sold out -thanks to all the inconsiderate people that try to turn a profit by buying everything and selling it moments later on ebay.
Rant aside, you need not to worry because there is tons of (higher quality) BALMAIN still available at sites like LuisaViaRoma.com, who offers free shipping & free returns.
Here are some of our favorite BALMAIN women’s looks that are all still available on LuisaViaRoma
If you are looking for something a bit more casual then pick up a gold embellished BALMAIN t-shirt. A fashionable staple piece that can be paired with jeans or leather pants and heels.
Here are some of our favorite BALMAIN men’s looks that are all still available on LuisaViaRoma's website.
Why is Balmain so popular you ask?
BALMAIN was founded many years ago by couturier Pierre Balmain, and was kick-started back into fashion-prominence in 2005 by the valiant Christophe Decarnin. Now with 30 year old Olivier Rousteing at the helm as Creative Director, the label continues to deliver decadent rock-inflected glamour with ultra sexy, severe and distinctive collections for both women and men. Olivier Rousteing has over 1.6 million Instagram followers and has blown up the fashion and entertainment scene. Rousteing has been hitting the streets with some of Hollywood’s elite including Justin Beiber and “it” models Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner.
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