Store Info on Matthew Williamson for H&M collection

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Pictured: The Matthew Williamson Peacock Dress for H&M, price: $79.99 US

As all good Recessionistas know, H&M will be launching the Matthew Williamson for H&M collection tomorrow, Thursday, April 23rd. Around 200 H&M stores worldwide will carry Williamson’s wardrobe of eclectic prints and vivid colour pieces. And these are b*r*i*g*h*t. It’s really an eye catching palette here, pinks, turquoise, purple and fuchsia. Some of the faithful may already be camped out at the flagship Fifth Ave. store. Here in Los Angeles, all is quiet and as of yet, no camp out and no queue. I don’t expect the line to form until early tomorrow am (say 6:30 am to 7:00 am, look for it across the street from the Sofitel Hotel.)

· The main inspiration for the collection is a retrospective of special pieces from his past collections.

· The store on 640 Fifth Avenue will open at 9 am on the day of the launch, Thursday, April 23rd, an hour before all other H&M stores. There will be a line outside the store prior to opening (as there always is!) Behave and be safe.

· The store at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles will open at 10 am on the day of
the launch, April 23rd, as will most other H&M stores carrying the collection. Update: as of 10:30 am PST, 4/23, Beverly Center H&M is sold out of the collection. Nothing is left on the racks.

· The items in the window at the Fifth Ave, New York store will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis on Monday April 27th.

· Find the store that carries your favorite item by clicking on the outfit and choosing “find a store”, by clicking here.

To listen to the designer talk about his collection and see more of the clothes, watch this special video provided to us by H&M for the launch. I love how the H&M Fashion Director talks about the “happy colours.”

If you are not getting up for the dawn patrol tomorrow, look for the entire collection on eBay within an hour of the stores’ opening! 🙂 Some items from Europe are already up for auction on eBay. That’s how quick this stuff will be snagged and resold. I saw people selling Comme Des Garcons from their blackberries last year while they waited in the 30 minute line to buy their selections at H&M.

In case you can’t get into H&M tomorrow, or if you find the collection sold out, here are some other sales of interest that might console you:


who: FURLA

what: Handbags, Shoes, Accessories and Small Leather Goods – Prices up to 70% off retail Prices

when: Thursday, April 23rd – Friday, April 24th 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
where: in-house: 145 West 18th St (6th and 7th avenues)
why: Elegant, contemporary, stylish

– beautiful: Capture the essence of Italian craftsmanship at its finest with Furla’s outstanding collection of handbags, shoes, wallets, belts, jewelry and key rings.


Camarillo Premium Outlets® to hold Expansion Celebration

April 23 – 26 for opening of The Promenade

WHAT: Camarillo Premium Outlets® is getting even larger. Camarillo Premium Outlets will celebrate the opening of its latest expansion on April 23 through April 26, 2009. The Promenade will bring 40 new designer and name brand outlet stores and eateries, expanding the center to 160 stores in total. The Promenade, which is 220,000 square feet is anchored by Neiman Marcus Last Call, a new merchant at the center and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th which has relocated to a larger store with a new store design.

WHEN: Expansion Celebration
Thursday, April 23 – Sunday, April 26, 2009
Ribbon Cutting at 9:00am on Thursday, April 23

Celebrate throughout the center with four days of in-store promotions, live entertainment and more.

Shopping Hours: Thursday, April 23 – Saturday April 25: 10am-9pm

Sunday, April 26: 10am-8pm

WHERE: Camarillo Premium Outlets

740 E. Ventura Boulevard, Camarillo, CA 93010, (805) 445-8520

And coming soon, the Decadestwo sale. We’ll be featuring more about this tomorrow, in a special interview with the owner featuring pictures of the store’s treasures.

Decadestwo Vintage and Designer Consignment Store – One Day Only – 20% Off Everything!

Sat: April 25, 2009

Hours:10 am to 6:00 pm

8214 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, California

Decadestwo is having their annual sale with 20% off everything in the store this Saturday. Special store hours are from 10am-6pm. Shop early for the best selection of handbags, shoes, and clothing from Chanel, Prada, Marni, Chloe, and more!

Shop well & shop wisely!


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.

1 Comment

  1. positivelypresent

    April 23, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    I love your blog! Beautifully done and perfect for a girl on a budget (like me!). I've heard a lot about the new stuff at H&M but I had no idea it would be so popular! I feel like I need to rush over to the store near me and snag some stuff before it's all gone!