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Fashion News: Rules for shopping the Versace for H&M collection

November 16, 2011 |  7:36 am

Versace for H&MVersace's capsule collection for H&M  -- enthusiastically reviewed by Times' fashion critic Booth Moore -- goes on sale this week: Thursday in the U.K. and Saturday in the U.S. and Canada. H&M has some rules for shoppers that should stave off the chaos that engulfed Target during its Missoni launch. The first 280 people in line to shop the women's collection will be issued bracelets giving them specific times to shop, and only 20 people will be allowed in at one time. They'll have 15 minutes to shop. After the first 280 have their chance, the doors will open to all. There are also some limits on how much a single customer can buy. In the U.S., the shopping is scheduled to start at 8 a.m.  [Fashionista]

Meanwhile, on the other end of the fashion continuum, Versace is planning to do a couture show in January, its first in eight years. [The Cut]

Alice Temperley has dressed both Middleton sisters and considers in a pleasure, as she tells “They’re the most humble, down-to-earth people I’ve ever dressed. They’re completely easy and wonderful to work with, and they look great in the clothes. They know exactly what they like.” Temperley shared her thoughts about the Duchess of Cambridge and her sister Pippa at a party for "True British," a book in honor of the 10-year anniversary of her label. [InStyle]  

We all know some people are passionate about shoes --- and shoe sales. Those passions took a turn to violence Tuesday, when police reportedly arrested several people in an unruly crowd waiting for a  Salvatore Ferragamo sample sale in Secaucus, N.J. [Racked]

Another shoe brand people are passionate about is Jimmy Choo, and word comes this week that co-founder and chief creative officer Tamara Mellon and Chief Executive Joshua Shulman have both announced that they are leaving the company, which was purchased by luxury group Labelux this year. Mellon says she plans to start her own lifestyle brand. [WWD] (Subscription required)

Urban Outfitters Inc. (which owns Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie, among others) attributes a fourth straight quarter of losses in part to some of the products it sells. Specifically, to tops. Other items are selling fine, but tops are lagging. "We need more compelling product," company CEO Glen Senk is quoted as saying. "And we're getting it." [WWD]


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Photo: A look from the Versace for H&M collection. Credit: Versace for H&M