A 200-person queue curled around the corner by 8 AM, with excited shoppers comparing wish lists as H&M staff distributed colour-coded admission wristbands. Was the long, cold wait for the ruffled dresses and illustrated tees worthwhile?
This might be my only chance to own a bit of Lanvin, and Im not going to miss that opportunity, said Elizabeth Hardman, 25, who joined the queue at 6 AM.
Most of the queue-holders already had specific items in mind. I want the red dress with the sequined neckline, and the faux fur coat, said Pamela Cortez, 19, who arrived on her own at 5:30. My friends ditched me they said Its just clothes but its Lanvin!
And the mother-of-the-year award surely goes to Philippa Levey, the first person in the queue. She arrived at 8:45 PM last night, not to trawl the rails on her own behalf, but for her daughter. I do like one of the dresses, but I need to stay focused and make sure I get what shes asked for, she said.More