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Your Guide to Shopping Alexander Wang for H&M in Chicago

Photo: Photos by Driely S. for Racked
Photo: Photos by Driely S. for Racked

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Without a doubt, Alexander Wang for H&M will be met with tons of excitement and frenzy this Thursday, November 6th. It may be the most anticipated designer collaboration to date, so getting your hands on this collection will take a little determination and planning.

Here's are three easy steps to help ensure that you walk away with the pieces you've been eying.

1. Review the Lookbook.
Go through the complete Alexander Wang x H&M lookbook and take note of your favorite pieces, so you can look for them as soon as you get in. You won't have much time...

2. Pick Your Location
The collection will only be at available at two stores in Chicago—22 N State St and 840 N Michigan Ave. No other stores in the state will have the collab.

The store on State St opens at 9am, and the Michigan Ave store opens at 10am. The Michigan Ave will most likely have the biggest crowds, but it's also likely to have more pieces to shop. The choice is yours.

UPDATE: We've been informed that both stores will be opening at 8:00am. Wristbands will be handed out starting at 7am.

3. Arrive Early & Know the Rules
From H&M's website, "The first 420 people in line will be given a colored bracelet - 14 colors with one for each group of 30 customers. Your color determines when it's your time to shop in the designer collection area. Each group will have 15 minutes to shop. The bracelets are only for customers shopping the Alexander Wang x H&M collection. If you are not in the first 420, you can still shop in the store, as the bracelet system only applies to the Alexander Wang x H&M collection. After the last group we'lll also open the designer collection area to all customers."

And note, returns from the designer collections are accepted for 3 days only.

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