I have owned several pieces of H&M's Conscious Collections in the past. I have my favourite red blazer that I purchased off eBay, a water colour kimono that I'm actually selling [though these are called their Garden Collection. Even though they're made from recycled PET bottles and I believe that was their first eco-friendly range] and a lace pencil skirt from the last Conscious Collection in Fall 2011. After I gave my boyfriend a wakeup call at 6.30 this morning, I started plowing through my emails, press clippings, amongst other things and left home to make sure I get to H&M just as they open. And I did! I picked up several pieces of the Conscious Collection, and I love the collection on the racks as much as I did in the campaign. I tried several pieces, one of which I fell in love with when I saw it in the campaign photos.
Yes, this big, fluffy frock:
Unfortunately, it is also S$549, which I'd really rather blow on more shoes when I head to the US this summer. I did, however, bring home this baby, which was far kinder on the pocket [at S$159] and I'd get more wear out of this one too. I have, however, left the tag on and kept the receipt just in case I decide overnight that I don't love it as much. What do you reckon?
Keep or return?