month, the H&M for Anna Dello Russo collection hit stores. As
the collection was only available in a handful of stores across the
nation (with the majority in metropolitan areas), I knew getting the
necklace (pictured below; I first saw it in an issue of H&M
magazine and fell in love) that I wanted would be difficult.
On a hunch, I logged onto Suddenlee,
with whom I have had some success in the past locating hard-to-find
items, and submitted a request the night before the collection became
available. I was sure Suddenlee would not be able to locate the item
since most H&M collaborations sell out quickly (and end up on
ebay) so was surprised when I was notified later that day that my
request had been fulfilled.
With a $10
service charge (free overnight shipping included…Suddenlee was so
thoughtful as to include the original packaging in the shipment, a nice
touch), this was a reasonable fee considering I would be saving myself a
trip and the hassle of (potentially) having to struggle for room with
itself was slightly below expectations – in person it’s a bit cheap
looking, which I was prepared for. I don’t know that I would have spent
$49.95 on it if I had time to ponder the purchase.
I saw a whole
shelf full of AdR jewelry at the 7th avenue H&M store in NYC two
days ago so those of you who are interested can probably still get a
piece by putting a request through Suddenlee
or, if you are local, pick up a piece for yourself. I have to say, the
whole collection was unimpressive in person – many were bulky and others
gaudy – but if you are eager to own a piece now’s a good time to get
your hands on one.
For those of you on the East Coast, stay safe on this stormy night.