By and and  on November 16, 2009

The Jimmy Choo for H&M collection of accessories and apparel made its debut over the weekend with long lines at the 200 stores worldwide that carried the line.

A crowd of 1,000 waited outside H&M’s Piazza San Babila store in Milan in the rain Saturday, many since 2 a.m.; more than 800 people waited as long as 24 hours for the doors to H&M’s new Shinjuku, Tokyo, unit to open and a few even came with suitcases, and 500 people began waiting outside the Fifth Avenue flagship in New York at 8 p.m. Friday night. By dawn, the line snaked around the corner of West 51st Street to the Avenue of the Americas — the longest it’s ever been, the company said.

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