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On Tuesday night, our sister site attended a Fashion Star party at H&M's Fifth Avenue store, and found out something pretty interesting: The three designers that have had their creations sold to Saks can't actually afford to buy them for themselves. Orly Shani explained that all she's been able to do is try her designs on because "the broke-city thing isn't a joke." But Kara Laricks found a way to own her tailcoat that Saks purchased in episode four. "I'm very lucky, I have to say a girlfriend of mine bought it for me as a gift." [Racked National]