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Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Story of my H&M Hasbeen Shoes - All the Way from New York City!

This is THE best story ever about a fashion purchase!

This is the story of the most beautiful red sandals ever made, Swedish Hasbeen Clogs for H&M, and how they made their way to Peggy's happy feet!

I was reading all the blog buzz about the H&M Hasbeens that were due to release April 20th to stores. I researched them, I entered contests to win them, I went to bed dreaming about them. I was ready and waiting on the evening of April 19th, to wake up and bring them home. On April 20th, I called my local H&M and they said they didn't carry them. Only one store in the city was actually carrying the shoes. I called the city and asked to have a pair put on hold - they said no can do! They were not holding the Hasbeens and they were selling out fast on the 1st day of release!! What? Panic! I cant' make it to the city today, and my beautiful red shoes will surely sell out before I can get a pair!

So, I texted my young friend who I thought may be going into the city to ask her if she could scoop me a pair. She said "I can't make it to the city today, but I will pick you some up in New York tomorrow!" What???? You see, she works for the airlines and was planning a one day trip to NYC! She called the Manhattan store and said "I'm flying in tomorrow from San Francisco, can you put a pair of Hasbeens on hold for me?" The clerk said "Well, if you are flying all the way from SF, I will put a pair on hold for you!" SCORE!

She flew there in the morning, got my shoes and returned home in the wee hours of the morning the next day. Her mother delivered them to my door! I promptly put them on my feet and started strutting around the house in them. I took photos and texted them to my sister who shares my love of all things red- especially shoes- to get her reaction on my fancy new Manhattan-purchased shoes!

I'm big-time now baby. My husband said "You think you are hot stuff prancing around in those shoes, don't you?" Oh yeah, you better believe it! I may just wear these shoes every single day of the entire spring and summer!

So, a huge shout out to Naomi for searching out my shoes, and going to such lengths to bring them home to me! You are the BEST! I think I shall have to get you a special treat for helping me out.

Whoot-whoot! Me and my perfect red Hasbeens are going to be soooo happy together! Look for them in my upcoming OOTD posts!

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  1. jennifoundinmyclosetOctober 3, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    That's so awesome!!! What a major hook-up that was!!! Don't you love it when things work out perfectly like that??!!! Can't wait to see those cute shoes in upcoming OOTD's!!!

  2. I LOVE those! Lucky girl! I'm glad you were able to get them.

  3. One word for you: jealous! You should definitely wear them when we meet up and then leave them outside your dressing room when we try stuff on! :P

  4. This is such a great story! What a score; they're super, super, super (that's right, three supers) adorable and look VERY comfy. And I don't know about you but I cannot get enough of red shoes!

  5. I want a Naomi friend too! Congrats on your Hasbeens score!

  6. Pam@Over50feeling40October 3, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Well, Peggy, you do win the prize for WHAT A WOMAN WILL DO FOR THE PAIR OF SHOES SHE DESIRES!! They are really cute and I am glad the two of you found each other!!

  7. I'm dying, it must have been your friend's phone call from California!! So funny, all the salesgirls were like "People are crazy for those shoes, they're calling about them from CALIFORNIA."

  8. I am so glad you found your shoes!!! Those shoes are so pretty I really wish I lived by an H&M.... at least they will be online by the end of the year!

  9. Congrats on the shoes and Kudos to Naomi for scoring them for you!!! Can't wait to see how you style them. :)

  10. Great story :) So nice to have friends that can help out in situations like this!! Enjoy those NYC'll never wear them without thinking about where you were able to get them.

    By the way, Happy Easter to your family. Hope you thoroughly enjoyed your day!!

  11. idreamofanthropologieOctober 3, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Look at you Hot Stuff, and what a sweet friend! Is that the one you said you hope she never moves?

  12. haha! I will wear them for sure!

  13. Yes, yes - red shoes are awesome!

  14. Awesome story! And pretty spectacular shoes too!

  15. Ahhh! You're right, this is the best fashion purchase story ever! Love it!! I can't wait to see them on you, as I was already scrolling down with bated breath to see them on you! Also, I will have to start wearing some of my red shoes in OOTDs just for you:-)