As anticipated, the Versace for H&M collection went on sale today across the US, and just like London, the crowd of eager shoppers to get their hands on the collection were hype.
In San Francisco, CA, shoppers began lining up in front of the H&M store last night (Nov. 18) to be first in line when the store opened at 8 a.m. CBS 5 was on the scene for that coverage.
Since the launch of the Versace H&M collection, many have managed to get their hands on pieces with no problems, but others have experienced danger and disappointment.
In Dubai and Beijing, local stores sold completely out of the collection in 30 minutes. Things even turned violent in Hong Kong, where two security guards were hospitalized after a woman they accused of cutting a 300-person line left and returned with two beefy men, who beat the guards and fled.
One man in New York uploaded a F*c* You tribute to H&M on Youtube for making shoppers wait for hours in a ridiculously long line, just to be greeted with only a handful of merchandise.
The H&M website crashed in the UK as shoppers rushed to scoop pieces up online, and items are already popping up for exorbitant prices on eBay. At press time, someone was proffering a Versace for H&M handbag for $369; a black leather jacket was going for $560, comparable to prices for actual Versace merchandise.
Talk about CHAOS over a clothing line.[mashshare]