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Today's the day! Isabel Marant pour H&M is in stores. At this very moment, Marantaholics are lined up outside Chicago's two H&M stores that sell the goods: the State Street store and the Michigan Avenue location.
Whether you're among the waiters (reading this on a mobile device), or are heading over after work to browse the collection's remains, here's a quick primer on shopping the madness. Below, find tips from our sister sites Racked New York and Racked National on what to look for, when to get online, and when to look for returns.
But first: a call to action for all you Racked Chicago tipsters: Are you waiting on line? Ravaging the racks? Looking at your loot? We want to see your snaps and hear your experiences! Send news to at firstname.lastname@example.org and we may share your stories on the site today.
· If you are headed to the store soon, look for staffers wearing the adorable Isabel Marant tee once you get there. It's the equivalent of an "Ask About Isabel Here!" sign.
· We do have one handy piece of advice for you (no t-shirt required) from a Racked tipster: the stores will not be restocking items. The best bet for finding something you missed is to return to the store after seven days, the length of time given for returns.
· Another tip, this one via Nylon: the white lace-up pants run smaller than the black ones. Who knew?
· Know this, web-browsing enthusiasts: this is the first time an H&M collaboration will be shop-able online.
· Though we don't want to get your hopes about about scoring a pair of fringed booties (those are probably to this collection what bags were to Phillip Lim x Target), do try to score a jacket if you can. Fashion editors who got early looks at the collection agree that the jackets look more expensive than they are. Which is a bon thing.
· Isabel Marant pour H&M [Official Site]