I <3 SALE! I bought the oversized coat for 99€ (down from 249€), leather belt jacket for 99€ (down from 299€) and the keyring necklace for 19,95€ (down from 49,95€). Those were the pieces I REALLY wanted but didn't want to pay full price. I was surprised how well the collection sold here. There was stuff left for sure but not as much as I expected there to be. Still waiting for some items for the final mark downs (10-30€). If they still have my size might buy them (the camel coat, faux fur coat...)
I almost feel bad for people who didn't wait 2,5 weeks. Even on sale it didn't really go fast. I knew this collection wouldn't sell. With the exception of a few things (I think the men's collection is better) I think the women's collection is just awful especially for the high prices. Loved the shoes though and I was able to get what I wanted.
i'm surprised about the lack of comparison shots or even blog entries ANYWHERE. like, how come no one who has the original went to compare it to the Re-edited piece at H&M?
Street, I think generally speaking, Margiela fans are quite different from say Vuitton fans, more so if they are first hand buyers/ owners of the original artisanal pieces, age could also be a reason, but I think personality is most likely, bloggers are most likely to be younger generations, if you follow my drift...
lucy you are absolutely correct. we have to remember many of the pieces they chose for this endeavour were essentially one-of-a-kind at the time of their original creation thus they weren't produced in large quantities. it's also worth mentioning too that MMM during these years didn't have a hell a lot of shops selling his collection outside japan,which literally was his biggest market as is the case with most of the more esoteric talents. i think in the states during the 90's and early 00's there was only a couple standalone shops that carried his work,one being Horn in NY which was owned miguel adrover/