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The long-awaited arrival of the Versace x H&M collection is but hours away. The collection hits selected stores across the UK (and the H&M website) at 9am on Thursday November 17th!

The collection looks back into the Versace archive and plays on some of the most famous motifs. All the classic Versace detailing is there, from gold hardware to fringing, bold colours and gaudy prints. The studded leather looks are some of the most highly sought after and will no doubt fly off the rails when doors open.

If you want to get your hands on something from the range but don't fancy your chances online, set your alarm clock and start queuing early at one of these branches of H&M:

Belfast
Queens Building

Birmingham
Bullring Shopping Centre

Brighton
181-185 Western Road

Cardiff
19 Grand Arcade, Unit MSU08 St Davids Centre

Edinburgh
41-43 Princes Street

Glasgow
Buchanan Galleries

Kent
Unit 5 Upper Thames Walk

Leeds
129-132 Briggate

Liverpool
9-15 Church Street

London
103-111 Kensington High Street
17-21 Brompton Road
174-176 Oxford Street East
234 Regent Street*
360-366 Oxford Street West
Brent Cross Shopping Centre
H&M Selfridges
Oxford Circus
Westfield Shopping Centre
Westfield Stratford City

Manchester
68-70 Market Street
Trafford Centre

Newcastle upon Tyne
42 Northumberland Street

How it'll work:

*Donnatella Versace will be appearing at the Regent Street store for the opening, so expect this to be one of the busiest branches!

If you're planning on getting down to a store, you'll find staff and security on hand to keep things safe. The first 280 people in line will be given coloured bracelets (14 colours for group of 20 shoppers). Each group will then be given 10 minutes to shop with 5 mins between slots. 20 people (one per store) have won a 'beat the queue' competition on Twitter and will be allowed in to shop at 8.50am. Lucky!

After two hours, the collection (if there's anything left) will be opened to everyone. Those shopping Menswear and Home will not need to queue - these rules only apply to womenswear and accessories.

Now for the bad news - there are limits in place to ensure fair play. You can only buy one of each item (so no shopping for multiple sizes and ebaying them). On the plus size, this does suggest there might be a few returns later in the week as people try stuff on at home (though there's a 7 day limit on returns so if you do buy something and it's unsuitable, take it back quickly).

Check back on the afternoon of the 17th for coverage of the launch here on Catwalk Queen. We'll be there bright and early to get hold of some great pieces (and if you're lucky, maybe we'll give some away in a very special competition).