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As we've experienced with H&M's previous collabs, stragglers can usually expect returns to trickle in within a week after the launch—not so with the fast-fashion retailer's much-hyped Balmain partnership. Last Thursday, most of the merch at the Beverly Center was gone by 10am, and we suspect Balmainites with buyer's remorse (or entrepreneurial shoppers) promptly made a pretty penny over on eBay.
Speaking of which, your best bet to score whatever's on your wish list is probably on the auction site, but beware: those beaded cocktail dresses, for example, are easily going for double or triple the original price tag. Below, we've rounded up what's left in order from best to zero selection.
West Hollywood, 8580 Sunset Blvd.
Bandeaus or Beetlejuice pants, anyone? That's the selection at the West Hollywood store, where the collab's VIP party took place last Thursday. Last night, we spotted a handful of sizes left in the black and white bandeaus ($24.99) and one pair each of the striped trousers ($99) and leather pants ($399).
Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd.
We happened to stroll in just as one incredibly lucky shopper scooped up the last of the goods. As of Tuesday evening, there's nothing to see here, folks.
FIGat7th in Downtown, 735 S. Figueroa St.
According to store staff, there's a lone pair of men's brown suede boots ($129)—you'll have to go to checkout and request to see them.
Americana at Brand in Glendale, 891 Americana Way
We gave the store a ring earlier this morning and staff tell us they're completely sold out, too. We're told dedicated diehards have been stalking the registers and are promptly snapping up any returns before they even hit the sales floor.