Balmain x H&M Preview : My Top 9 Styles & Info

November 3, 2015-

By Lauren

Are you as excited as I am to shop Balmain x H&M this Thursday, November 5th? I literally do not own other pieces Balmain x H&Mfrom any retailer collaboration with a high end line and am dying over this for 3 reasons:

1) It lis very Balmain—Some are almost exact replicas of items that have been shown in current and past collections, which I’ve also linked to in my picks (take a look at some other current items here). Often times retailer collabo’s don’t hit the mark like this.

2) It’s unlikely I’ll ever be able to afford a collection of real Balmain and it’s my favorite line—They have items retailing for $12,000+ right now on Net-a-Porter.

3) If I order it online and it doesn’t fit, I will be able to sell it (and probably profit) on eBay. Items have leaked and are already selling for well above retail on eBay HERE (Shop Balmain x H&M items here on eBay). I am betting everything will sell out ASAP, and I for one will turn to eBay if I miss my must haves.

More Details:

The collection is slated to launch online at 8am EST on Thursday, and doors will open at 8am local time to shop in select H&M stores (get the full scoop on how you’ll shop in-store here, full with time and item limits). And while some pieces will run you a pretty penny (although still deeply discounted from Balmain prices), the collection stays true to the Balmain design asthetics and features items as low as around $25.

Tip: If you are looking to invest in a piece that will be timeless-ly Balmain, go with something with the distinct gold buttons, tribal-esque beading, braiding or a black and white stripe. And in my opinion, the jackets and blazers are the hi-light. Here’s a look at my top 10, although I truly don’t think you can go wrong with anything from the collection.

View the full collection before it’s launched HERE

Balmain x H&M Preview : My Top 9 Styles & Info

Balmain x H&M Leather Jacket

Balmain x H&M Leather Jacket

Compare to the actual Balmain version at $4125 here

 

H&M x Balmain Velvet Dress with Braiding

H&M x Balmain Velvet Dress with Braiding

Compare to the actual Balmain $9915 version here

H&M x Balmain Wool Jacket with Satin Lapels

H&M x Balmain Wool Jacket with Satin Lapels

It’s Balmain twin is currently retailing for $2385 here

Balmain x H&M Multi Strand Necklace

Balmain x H&M Multi Strand Necklace

The original Balmain retailed for $3305 Here

H&M x Balmain Top with Braided Embroidery

H&M x Balmain Top with Braided Embroidery

Compare to the Balmain Rope Top Here

H&M x Balmain Block STriped Jeans

H&M x Balmain Block Striped Jeans

The Balmain version retailed for $2040 Here

H&M x Balmain Beaded Suede Pumps

Balmain x H&M Beaded Suede Pumps

(Their shoes start at $1000+)

Balmain x H&M Velvet Tuxedo Jacket

Balmain x H&M Velvet Tuxedo Blazer

The high-end Balmain version is retailing for $1820 here

Balmain x H&M Beaded DRess

Balmain x H&M Beaded Dress

Balmain x H&M

Shop Balmain x H&M Men’s Here

After about 5 years of covering celebrity fashion, I’ve only shown you a small fraction of my rather large closet and fashion knowledge. That being said, I’ve decided to dive in to a new “Lauren Loves” features on BigBlondeHair.com. I’ll focus on my outfits, reviews, and Chicago favorites and events. Reviews are unpaid (unless notated Sponsored) and are my own opionion . Please feel free to comment with questions about sizing, retailers, styling or anything else. Xo & Happy Reading

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