Global chain stores are teaming up with every Tom, Karl and Valentino to make designer collaborative lines, and we've never seen such fever pitch excitement over (or such long queues for) luxury-lines-for-less ranges. We heard horror stories about how hard it was to get a hold of the Lanvin for H&M range, and now the Valentino for GAP line has sold out too. Gosh! According to Elle UK, keen shoppers withstood sub-zero temperatures to own one of the seven specially designed items for GAP. Now that's dedication to fashion. No surprises then that these highly sought after labels-for-less are now popping up on
<product target="_self" href="http://www.ebay.com/">eBay</product>, with hugely inflated price tags. One eBayer is selling a Lavin for H&M tee for the bargain, Buy It Now price of approx $1645! Would you ever consider paying above the RRP for a designer-for-chain-store piece?