• marlie

    I still think the womens’ boots should be set on fire, but I like the dress that Mila Jovovich is wearing, and I like the pants that the model in the beaded jacket is wearing.

    • demidaemon

      I agree. What’s even worse is how they paired them with most of the women’s wear, to the point where they obviously DO NOT GO WITH THESE OUTFITS! When I got to the set with sparkly flats, I thought, “Oh, thank god they actually have a decent pair of women’s shoes in here.”

      Those boots. SO. UGLY.

  • Diego!

    Milla Jovovich is rocking the sh*t out of that dress! She is giving FACE! You go girl! :D

    • styrch

      Oh how I love to see Milla model! :)

  • teensmom99

    As you would expect when clothes are cheaply made, there are fit issues, even on models. But I am a sucker for H&M kids.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Too bad these clothes are such crap. The design is great. the fabrications and construction, sucky.

    • Kayceed

      I hate the idea of disposable clothes.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        I work in a hardware/variety store, and I am forever telling my customers to buy good tools, and buy them once. It appertains to clothes as well. Buy fewer, but better clothes. They look better, wear better, clean better and last longer.

        • Kayceed

          Preach!!!

        • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

          True. Especially for classic pieces. But for those on a tight budget, and/or a desire to stay in the up to the moment trends, it’s nice to have an inexpensive option. Why pay big bucks for a look not intended to last more than a season? Also, there is a certain appeal to those who don’t “know” fashion, who want to be able to walk in, and find a styled, affordable, head to toe look they can feel confident in, without having to do the assembly themselves.

          • demidaemon

            I prefer waiting for good deals. Recently, I purchased $400 worth of jackets for only $60. Score!

          • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

            My 16yr old likes H&M, so that’s the demographic I most associate with it. I think the planet will survive a teenager with a part time job who needs a cute date dress. : )

        • bellafigura1

          Long live pleather skinnies! Who cares how long they last, they are on trend and save me, oh, a thousand dollars!!!!

        • Anne

          That’s my philosophy about certain articles of clothing. I will spend money on really good quality bras, shoes, coats and formalwear (or I will go hunting for good quality at low prices, at places like Marshall’s or TJ Maxx or Nordstrom Rack). But I also like to have fun with fashion, and I can’t afford to spend a lot of money on things that I won’t get much wear out of, which is when places like H&M come in handy. (Although I bought a fantastic, sturdy, sophisticated audition dress there for $19 and I think it’s going to last a while–you have to be picky!)

        • boweryboy

          When it comes to things like hardware, applicances and the like, I do buy the quality long lasting items. It’s with clothing that I generally like this idea in theory, but in practice the issue I have is money. Money to purchase the expensive items of clothing. Money to pay for the dry cleaning. Money to acquire enough clothing to create a wardrobe.

          I mean, I can spend $150 on an awesome pair of pants or something, and then I have to spend an additional $12 bucks everytime I need it dry cleaned. Not to mention it will only make my cheaper clothing look even cheaper. Or I can spend $150 on three pairs of pants, a shirt, and a hoodie with some cash to spare. Plus it’s all machine washable.

          Not to say I don’t own quality pieces that have lasted for years. I just think the secret is finding the few pieces at these stores that are not only classic but also well constructed, and when possible supplement your wardrobe with higher end pieces that will last longer. It’s a delicate balance that for me boils down to money.

          • melisaurus

            Not all quality clothes require dry cleaning and it’s not specific to silks or cashmere. A cotton shirt or jeans can be great quality if they have good structure and durable fabrics. You can still wash them although it’s probably better to lay them to dry.
            I have a white button down that I wear all the time, it cleans up totally white every time I wash it and I can even put it in the dryer. My bf buys shirts from H&M and every couple months he has to buy new because they wear.

        • MilaXX

          I do a mix. My basics I go for quality. It’s the old price per wear formula for me. A winter coat, spend money. A blouse that may not be in style next season, I may go for the cheaper fad. Shoes? Best I can afford. It helps that I know how to hand wash and I’m a great bargain shopper. With the proliferation of outlet/discount stores like Marshal’s, TK Maxx, Ross, etc… you can shop well on a budget.

          • demidaemon

            That’s something I wish they did more of on WNTW and other makeover shows.

          • MilaXX

            WNTW used to do it when they had MO’s who complained about the prices for clothing, but not every ep.

        • Heather

          Yes!! Pertains to most things, I think. This (among many other reasons) is why I don’t shop at Wal-Mart – I honestly don’t think it ‘saves’ money to buy cheap crap that’s going to fall apart the first time I use it.

      • leahpapa

        And (cue Debbie Downer trombone) the environmental impacts and human costs of “fast fashion” are really troubling. Unpopular to bring up, I know, and I’m certainly coveting that boxy jacket, but I just always find myself disappointed with this stuff in person. The racks at my local Target are full of leftover Phillip Lim stuff that was amazing in the lookbook and just cheap and poorly constructed in person.

    • Emily Smith

      I really can’t stand H&M or their younger audience equivalent (in my mind at least) forever 21 and other such stores that sell the incredibly cheap clothing that only lasts half a season. What an enormous waste of money. If you need a top for going out tonight that you don’t care what happens to? Perfect. Otherwise, no.

      • Jessica Freeman

        This is pretty much the only reason I go to H&M, for a trendy piece…that will be at the local Goodwill by the time the seasons change.

      • Adrianna Grężak

        Ironically, I’m currently wearing Forever 21 jeans that I bought four years ago. 98% of the clothing in those stores are crap, but I’ve purchased at least 3 pairs of jeans that lasted and didn’t wear away in the upper thighs (compared to Seven for Mankind, Gap, etc).

        • Anne

          Ditto, only the jeans are from Delia’s. :)

          • Emily Smith

            Delias, niiiice. That brings back some memories lol.

        • Emily Smith

          There’s always that odd piece that stands the test of time, I’ve had them also but I had enough die on me that I quit shopping there.

        • melisaurus

          I found a f21 sundress at the thrift store, $7 so minimal loss. It was made out of really thick cotton and fit really well. I’m so buying cheap dresses and the straps fall apart or seams will fray. Never happened. I eventually gave it away because I was bored with it or it didn’t fit.

      • MilaXX

        They’re okay for that fad that will be out of season next year.

        • Emily Smith

          That too.

      • OrigamiRose

        Exactly. I’ve bought one item of clothing from H&M – a plaid skirt on a day when I was desperate for work colleagues to not notice I was wearing the same outfit two days in a row. That thing was the most ill-fitting, and ITCHY, piece of crap I’ve ever had the misfortune to wear. It’s spent six years in the bottom of the drawer. I won’t even hang it up, as I would any other skirt; I don’t want to remember it exists.

        • Emily Smith

          Goodwill would take it, some teenager somewhere will think it is fabulous. That’s where most of that stuff ended up for me.

      • ryenerman

        Yes, the only clothes I buy there are for my younger kid who is going to either shred or grow out of everything in 6 months or less.

      • Heather

        Also, I think even H&M has gone down considerably in quality. 8-10 years ago I’d get cute things there that were still relatively well-made for the price point. Last time I went in, every single thing there looked like it would disintegrate just if you looked at it wrong.

  • Kayceed

    Wow – Lou Doillon – haven’t seen her in a while. They are trying to hip up this line.

  • ChaCha_70

    Milla is doing her best to make those hiddy boots work. Sorry, they’re still hideous.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Nothing appealing to me, but this is pretty far away from my style.

  • Mary Lauer

    I like the big schlumpy jacket in the second pic. All of those pics are styled better than any of the red carpet showings TLo have posted this week … so it CAN be done! 8-)

    • Mary Lauer

      But to own it I would have to set foot into the glaring, NOISY, black and white hell that is the store …

  • mjude

    I like the little kids clothes

  • Laura Renee

    They are proud of those boots and I don’t think they ought to be. Worse, it’s impossible to focus on anything else they’re wearing with them.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

    This feels like a wardrobe for a alt Christmas special.

  • boweryboy

    The boots….ugh

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Ah, if only they were Uggs. See what I did there? :)

      • boweryboy

        Brilliant!

      • Sarah

        Uggs are bad. These may be even worse. HATE.

  • http://thishotoldbroad.blogspot.com/ Sara Leigh Merrey

    I like Milla’s dress and the assorted pants. That is all. The boots don’t work for me in any of these.

  • Donyelle

    “OMG I LOVE those Wild Pair boots” said no one.

  • SayWhaaatNow

    The male model in #8 looks like an older Jack Gleeson.

  • Nicholas

    “Look everyone! Grandma knitted you all these lovely clothes! Now gather in front of the fireplace, so we can sing our carols.”

  • Nancer

    Wow, there are some great pieces here!

  • amanda siegelson

    duran duran boots! love a lot of this – especially that first look.

  • Nikko Viquiera

    After going back a third time to this post, it finally dawned on me that those are kids in the last couple of pictures! Seriously, they’re giving the big boys and girls a run for their money.

  • Julie Parr

    Alek Wek is almost 40 now. She is such an amazing specimen of human. Truly. She looks amazing.

  • Miss WKS

    fringe boots ugly.

  • TrishR

    Pass.

  • Imasewsure

    That’s a lot of marketing superpower for such an ugly cheap-looking collection.

  • V No Privacy

    That oversized grey jacket in #2 is so Molly Ringwald in a John Hughes movie.

    • OrigamiRose

      Yup – and *that* would make sense on The Carrie Diaries.

  • ohayayay

    Having kids pose to model clothes like that seems a bit creepy to me. At first glance I thought they were just adults with weird proportions.

  • decormaven

    It doesn’t matter how many times those boots are shown, what model is wearing them, and what they are accessorizing. They are uggggly.

  • Danielle

    I really love the white lace shirt. Too bad we don’t have an H&M in Oklahoma!

  • MilaXX

    Cute collection but the female books are pure fug.

  • Madam Von Sassypants

    Does Milla age???

  • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

    Photo no. 1 features two black prints that go well together. Blake Lively should take a look.

  • lobsterlen

    I loathe pouty pensive fashion layouts of children. Its creepy and odd.

  • crash1212

    I love every piece of this collection.

  • Noah

    God, i hate those boots.

  • CeeRich

    Those boots MUST BE STOPPED.

  • Kathy

    I like most of this. Could do without the boots. I love the one model who’s smiling from ear-to-ear. Nice, for a change, to see a happy face.

  • http://www.momforless.com Crystal

    I know it makes me old and unhip, but I just want to brush everyone’s hair.

  • DuBey2

    I love H&M and got a great under-layer burgundy shirt, wool socks over the knee, sturdy opaque tights, and cute logger hat last December when I was on the way to Yellowstone and, coming from Florida, was so happy to get these essentials at the H&M in Utah on my way there. All have lasted and the socks, especially, were lifesavers under some borrowed snow boots. Nothing has frayed at all, including a cute vest I bought 3 years ago and 2 long sleeved stretchy T’s my hubbie wears as often as possible. My experience is that its the ONLY store in Florida cities (not counting Miami…) to have knock offs of current runway looks at a price point just like the Marshall’s and TJMaxx that others keep quoting here. Just my experience, for WIW. Oh, and the Forever 21 items I’ve tried seemed to definitely fall apart. Maybe it has to do with the material of the items we choose?

  • DuBey2

    Like the 1st 2 pairs of pants and the “leather” skinny jeans.

  • Trickytrisha

    Too much Meh, and far too much fringe. Bad 70s trends need to die.

  • guest2visits

    Nice Sweaters. Pretty dress but it’s probably tissue thin. LOVE the little girl’s pic and her Indian blanket stitched jeans.

  • demidaemon

    I actually prefer the mens’ and children’s collections. The women’s is much more hit and miss.