Shopping at the H&M VIP Launch Party!

Check out what made my final cut!! ^_^

Check out what made my final cut!! ^_^

Just a few more hours left until the official opening of H&M Philippines at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall! Already I see pics of the growing line of eager shoppers patiently waiting outside Megamall all over my Facebook and Instagram feed! ^_^  I can totally feel the excitement and anticipation growing as the clock counts down!

Today , I thought I’d share my personal experience and shopping picks from the launch!  I’m certain everyone is trying to get all the info they can so they can be prepared and I hope this helps those who are planning to brave the first day of opening!

Yesterday, I joined some 1,500 VIP shoppers to have a little taste of what H&M has in store for the Filipino market! My Mom-In-Law and I headed up to the venue much earlier to have a little snack at the famed Tim Ho Wan because, hey, when in Megamall, how can you NOT?

The trick is to eat a small portion before shopping... OH WHO AM I KIDDING! Buns, radish cake and pork shrimp rolls STAT!!! We need ENERGY!! ^_^

The trick is to eat a small portion before shopping… OH WHO AM I KIDDING! Buns, radish cake and pork shrimp rolls STAT!!! We need ENERGY!! ^_^

After eating, it was about 6:50 so we headed towards the store to find that the crowd had SWOLLEN around the barricaded area!

The crowd had grown three times in size after we ate!! Insane!! :)

The crowd had grown three times in size after we ate!! Insane!! 🙂

At around 7pm we noticed that people were starting to pour into the store so off we went to the registration booth.  Oh how I wish I had taken the time to take pics of the red carpet!  I mean, it’s not everyday you get to walk down one right???

The golden ticket!!!

The golden ticket!!!

Everyone who had this band around their wrist had the license to PARTY AND SHOP ALL NIGHT!!! They had to cut it off upon exiting  and I was totally begging to keep it as a souvenir but no dice 😦 (I’m a pack rat what can I say?)  So registration done, we were all led into through the gleaming doors…

Bright smiles of the H&M staff greeted us as they dutifully handed out shopping bags to everyone who entered.

The very first thing I saw! @.@

The very first thing I saw! @.@

I am so glad that we got there early because then we had a teeny bit of wiggle room to explore.  You could see the mad dashing of high heeled women from place to place.  Everyone wanted to see everything at once!!! I too felt the adrenaline rush but I reminded myself that I needed to take pics for my blog and so off scouring I went!

Here are some of the things I found :

This pretty mustard colored dress

This pretty mustard colored dress Php 2290

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Textured crop top Php 2290

Textured crop top Php 2290

This is one gorgeous piece in real life.  I don't know how its translating via my pic but the feel is slightly heavy (almost trenchcoat) but is a wrap dress and the tiny fringe details were so cute! A little pricy at Php 5490 but it really is a unique find!

This is one gorgeous piece in real life. I don’t know how its translating via my pic but the feel is slightly heavy (almost trenchcoat) but is a wrap dress and the tiny fringe details were so cute! A little pricy at Php 5490 but it really is a unique find!

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Tweed shorts with leather trim.  Seems lovely paired with the top beside it! :)

Tweed shorts with leather trim. Seems lovely paired with the top beside it! 🙂

THAT SKIRT! *sigh* if only the weather in Manila were more forgiving!

THAT SKIRT! *sigh* if only the weather in Manila were more forgiving!

Leather backpacks for PHP 1690

Leather backpacks for PHP 1690

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You may notice signs like these around the store (mostly around plain shirts, tank tops, children’s clothes) It simply means that if you buy 3 items but only pay for 2! Watch out for these as they spell big savings!! 🙂

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How I wish I had bought this for my little girl! Php 599

How I wish I had bought this kitty cap for my little girl! Php 599

GAAAHHH!!! Adorable!!!!! Quilted leather Cat Skirt Php 899

GAAAHHH!!! Adorable!!!!! Quilted leather Cat Skirt Php 899

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Pointed flats for around PHP1400+ (sorry my camera couldn’t capture the last two digits @.@)

Those are just SOME of the things you can expect to see!! I got so dizzy I just kept taking pics while trying to decide what goes into my bag!

By 9pm more and more people were still coming in and so we thought it best to finish up and go home.

So tired but VERY happy with my finds! Don't let the bags fool you, I volunteered to carry them all then asked the Hubster to take my pic! hihihihih!!! Only one really belongs to me :)

So tired but VERY happy with my finds! Don’t let the bags fool you, I volunteered to carry them all then asked the Hubster to take my pic! hihihihih!!! Only one really belongs to me 🙂 (the #CELFIE  knit was a HK trip score but is also available to us here! )

So what DID I end up buying? Well… Like I’ve mentioned before I’m really supposed to be on a shopping ban but the Hubster gave me a budget to work with just for the night (Thank you SO MUCH!!!).  And since I AM trying to streamline my clothes into solid, classic pieces here are my picks for the night:

Lightweight, long cardigan with leatherette sleeves. Php 1690 Fell in love with the contrasting textures!

Lightweight, long cardigan with leatherette sleeves. Php 1690 Fell in love with the contrasting textures! Also, (and I’m just noticing it now as I look at the post) very appropo for Halloween hahahahahah!!!

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Striped top in navy and white! I loved the rivet details on the sleeves and the shoulders 🙂 Php 899

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A long chambray top which I plan on using as a coverup 🙂 It also looks fantastic worn alone! Php 1190

I also did some shopping for my little girl and I think she may have won haul of the night! (I really couldn’t help myself!!)

DRESSES!!!! Le Petit Pop - Php 699 Mint - Php 299 Kitty Gray - Php 299

DRESSES Le Petit Pop – Php 699  Mint – Php 299 Kitty Gray – Php 299

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So she can channel her inner Tattle Tot! (Re: Gossip Girl heheheheh) This is also a cute Christmas outfit!! Php 699

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Because I love mint and chambray! Chambray top Php 699 I plan on pairing this on top of the other mint dress ^_^ I couldn’t resist this pair of sparkly mint pants!!! Php 599.

And that’s that!!! ^_^

WHEEEEEWWW!!! That was a LOT of pics to go through!!!! ^_^

Final thoughts:

It seems almost surreal to me that H&M is finally here!!! Safe to assume that almost all Filipino travelers stock up on their essentials and must have items when going abroad and H&M is THE quintessential stop over during most of our out the country trips! (I’m SUPER guilty of this!!) The sheer MASSIVENESS of an H&M store gets to me all the time.  The fact that it can house up to 5,000 different fashion pieces tells me that I’ll find something of my own in there somewhere and even if I don’t (which has never happened yet!) I’m free to explore all the fashion possibilities with all that they have to offer!

Welcome home H&M everyone is just soooo excited to meet you!!! 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Shopping at the H&M VIP Launch Party!

  1. Jorweeck says:

    HUBSTER?!?

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  2. luj says:

    Love the cardi!! And apparently my mom just got me one kind of like it here in myeongdong, pero sleeveless ^_^ hihihi!

    Like

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