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eBay resellers have had no problem selling marked up pieces from the H&M x Balmain collection. At the time of this writing, there are over 1,600 sold listings on eBay. The beaded dress, which retailed for $549, sold for as high as $1,775; the blazer worn by Kendall Jenner when the collection was first announced sold for an outrageous $1,999, after retailing earlier this morning for $549. The priciest item that has sold on eBay is the leather biker jacket that sold for $2,150 — $1751 more than it cost off the rack.
Many resellers have obviously noticed the sky-high prices that people are willing to shell out for this collection and adjusted prices on still available pieces accordingly. Resellers are asking for prices around $3,000 for the blazer and they someone may well take them up on their offer. Currently, bidding on a blazer has reached $4,050, proving people are willing to pay that much for these pieces.
What's most mind-boggling about these sales is that the prices are nearly equivalent with mainline Balmain pieces. Looking at the selection available at a retailer like Barneys for instance, shows that there are a number of Balmain pieces that you can purchase for around or less than what people are spending on a collection that many, us included, have noted is of the quality you'd expect from a fast fashion brand.
Critics of the collection have not silenced the fanfare, though. 3,000 people lined up for the collection in London, the New York Times reports, and footage shows that people were stampeding over one another to get their hands on the collab's most coveted items.
THESE ARE ALL SOLD LISTINGS OF CLOTHES FROM H&M. ARE YOU PEOPLE EVEN THINKING pic.twitter.com/a7AiTrboxc— sstyle (@sstyIe) November 5, 2015