Your Isabel Marant + H&M Shopping List Sorted. Here's Everything You'll Want to Buy!


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We've been super excited about this launch for months, and now Isabel Marant + H&M is almost here!

While the collection officially goes on sale worldwide tomorrow (November 14th), last night a few select VIPs (including Italian blogger Chiara Ferragni, Milla Jovovich, Molly Sims, and yours truly) were invited to shop the collection early. While we didn't get everything we wanted (insert super sad face here), there is good news for you: We braved the insane crowds so we'd know exactly which items you should make a beeline for. (You're welcome.)

1) Jackets and Cardigans: Go straight for the nubby black and white cardigan ($129), colorful wool hooded grandfather cardigan ($149) and the embroidered jacket ($399, pictured above). As expected, both of these items flew off the shelves first. As for the other outwear, unless your body shape is super long and lean, pass on the wool-blend overcoats ($199). They looked a bit shapeless and shabby on shorter, curvier women.

2) Leather Pants: The cropped lace-up skinny leathers ($299, pictured above) look and feel utterly amazing—on and off the hanger. Available in both black and white, go for the latter if you're looking to get in on the winter white trend. However, if you're shopping for investment pieces that you'll wear for the next 10 years, go for the all-black pair. (Obvious tip of the day: the black version will sell out fast.) Side note: The red and black wax biker jeans were cute and chic, but nothing to write home about. (And we're not the only ones who thought this; these racks were still pretty full by the end of the evening.)

3) Fringe Boots: The slouchy, cone-heeled suede boots with tassels ($299, pictured above) are the absolute epitome of French girl cool, so definitely snap up a pair or two tout de suite. Unfortunately, the flat suede boots with chains and tassled charms ($99) weren't as cute in person as they were in the lookbook. (In fact, there were several pairs left behind when the dust finally settled last night.) Regarding the sequined suede pumps ($199), they're... OK. We were quite indifferent to them once we saw them in person, as were a lot of women. (We saw plenty of pairs left untouched when the store cleared out.)

4) Sequined Pants: Truth? It seemed as if there weren't many pairs of these stretchy, skinny, sparkly stunners ($199) available to begin with, so if you're looking for a glitzy statement piece that doubles as a guaranteed conversation starter, make it your business to find yourself a pair first. The lucky ducks who happened to score them kept going on and on about how they can't wait to wear them on New Year's Eve. (They're that awesome.)

5) Dresses: Both silk printed frocks ($129) are worth every single penny. The colorful one is cut quite slim though, so it's great for those with model-esque figures. However, the black and white one is very blousy and slouchy, so if you have a few lumps and bumps you want to hide, grab this one. As for the metallic mini-dress ($129), we could take it or leave it. It's great for a movie premiere, or a weekend in Vegas or on New Year's Eve. (It's hard to think of another time or place where it actually would work.)

6) Belts and Accessories:
Just get them all. The belts, necklaces, bracelets, and scarves (ranging in price from $24.95 to $49.95) are all wearable and incredibly versatile. You'll definitely get good use out of them.

Milla Jovovich attends H&M Isabel Marant VIP Pre-Shopping Event at H&M Fifth Avenue on November 12, 2013 in New York City.Chiara Ferragni attends H&M Isabel Marant VIP Pre-Shopping Event at H&M Fifth Avenue on November 12, 2013 in New York City.DJ Hannah Bronfman attends H&M Isabel Marant VIP Pre-Shopping Event at H&M Fifth Avenue on November 12, 2013 in New York City.Nicky Hilton attends H&M Isabel Marant VIP Pre-Shopping Event at H&M Fifth Avenue on November 12, 2013 in New York City.Molly Sims attends H&M Isabel Marant VIP Pre-Shopping Event at H&M Fifth Avenue on November 12, 2013 in New York City.
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