Monday, March 12, 2012

Getting Marni x H&M

It was just four days ago that the Marni collection for H&M launched to much fanfare. As expected, customers waited throughout the night to be the first to get their hands on the low-priced designer goods.

Many "hoarders" shopped the collection in hopes of turning a profit on eBay. The flipping of collar merchandise usually pays off. For instance, with this collection a $19 sequined collar already sold on eBay for $472, a spotted black coat that was $129 sold for $360 and a $129 maxi dress was given to the highest bidder for $355.



If you're a Marni fan, you can trust that there's still time score some lucky finds. The H&M return policy requires that all collaboration merchandise be returned within 10 days of purchase. So if you're looking to take home a little Marni for yourself, you may want to hover around the return counter. For those keeping count, Sunday, March 18th is exactly ten days from the Marni launch.

While spying the return counter of our local H&M today, we found a Marni print tote bag, a print skirt with a matching top, several pairs of shoes and the iconic brown leather front shift top. A floor manager confirmed that the H&M 10-day return policy translates to a quick boomerang effect. He predicts that the deluge of returned merchandise will be brought back to the store over the weekend.

For those still skeptical, just imagine that we found a pair of H&M/Versace shoes today. They were in perfect condition and reduced to just $20 from a start price of $69. This is just one of the many reasons why you should avoid the "eBay premium."

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