Did anyone happen to catch Friday’s episode of Nightline? The opening segment focused on the H&M empire. Just a few quick facts about the Swedish company: it’s the third largest clothing retailer in the world, they have 74,000 employees and are currently in 37 countries.
But what really struck me was the footage of ravenous shoppers pushing, shoving and elbowing each other to get their hands on the low-priced goods from the H&M collaborations with Jimmy Choo, Roberto Cavalli and Sonia Rykiel. One woman in the video described the mayhem as, “animals in a store fighting for a sweater…it’s not normal, it’s unbelievable.”
I’ve never gone to H&M or Target for the first day of their designer collaborations sales, as I can only imagine how insane it would be. I’m just not willing to come to blows over an item of clothing.
We’re all eager to save a penny but it seems like all sense of civility goes out the window when people are faced with door-buster prices.
Do you think people go too far when it comes to nabbing designer duds for less? Did anyone encounter overzealous shoppers at this weekend’s Zac Posen for Target sale?