That is so not in the Spring 2011 collection by H&M…but there it was. I cracked up when I found a white poncho for sale at H&M several months back, white with black stripes and the strings at the bottom. The springy poncho is the exact replica of the “Tallis”, a Jewish prayer shawl worn b married men in synagogue. Odd! And kinda funny to see H&M fashionistas around NYC wearing them. So I started a little game with a friend, where after showing her my picture of the poncho for sale, she texted me a photo of a girl wearing the “Tallis” crossing the street. And I caught a girl in a Times Square shop with her tallis poncho peeking out. And on subway. And at Starbucks…I’m just waiting to see a lady bring it to synagogue…while I wonder what those designers were thinking!