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Mena Suvari rocks MMM for H&M at the line's big launch event in NYC. Image via Getty.
Mena Suvari rocks MMM for H&M at the line's big launch event in NYC. Image via Getty.

The LA Guide to Shopping Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

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Mena Suvari rocks MMM for H&M at the line's big launch event in NYC. Image via Getty.

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Start your engines, shoppers: H&Ms across the country are opening up early tomorrow morning for the long-awaited launch of Maison Martin Margiela's semi-affordable collab. Rest assured that there will be long lines and general mania, some of which can be avoided through careful planning. If you've never shopped one of these events before, or if you'd just like to brush up on the details, here's our all-encompassing guide to MMM x H&M success.

When should I get there?
Stores open tomorrow at 8am, but expect people to line up for hours before. If you're really serious, try to be there before 6am.

How will it work once the doors open?
As they've done at prior launches, H&M will be instituting a wristband system to control the craziness. The first 420 people in line will be eligible. Staff will divide shoppers into groups of 30; each group will be given its own distinctly-colored band. That band gives you a precious 15 minutes of shopping time with the collection.

What's going to go first?
If Marni for H&M is any example, standout accessories like the Candy Wrapper Clutch; shoes like the women's Invisible Wedge Boot and the men's Trompe L'oeil High Top Sneakers; and prominent lookbook pieces like the unisex, oversize Duvet coat, the women's Mirror Ball Legging and the red statement dress will be hot items tomorrow. To prep, here are our favorites and here is the whole collection.

What if I decide I hate what I bought?
If you don't want to wade into the morass of eBay resellers, you have seven days (with receipt) to return your MMM x H&M purchases. After a week, you get store credit. You must present photo ID to return your goods and they must be in re-sellable condition.

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1. Beverly Center

8500 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
8500 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

2. Westfield Century City

10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City, CA 90067
10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Century City, CA 90067

3. South Coast Plaza

3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
3333 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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8580 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Glendale, CA 91210