Courtesy of Ebay
We all saw it coming, but nonetheless were pretty floored when the entire Balmain x H&M collection sold out this morning in mere minutes. The buying and reselling tactic for designer collaborations like this is now standard practice, but when we checked Ebay out of sheer curiosity and saw this dress selling for $1,200, we realized such a demand had reached new heights (and since our initial find, have discovered others going for $1,500 and up). If you’ve been wanting to get your hands on a piece from the collection, we don’t blame you, but even considering making a purchase that’s this marked up is impractical—you might as well shell out for the real deal. Balmain x H&M items are now reselling for prices aligned with traditional Balmain dresses on the market, which essentially negates a chunk of their mass appeal.
How much would you pay for a piece from the Balmain x H&M collab? Tell us in the comments below.
The Real Deal
Long-Sleeved Striped Mini Dress
Long-Sleeved Polka-Dot Mini Dress
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