Posts Tagged Marc Jacobs
It’s finally feeling like spring! Welcome the warm weather with some fresh, fabulous scents courtesy of Marc Jacobs, Juicy, Elizabeth Arden, Jimmy Choo, etc.
Sales! It’s that time of year again when retailers gear up for holiday shopping. What’s different about this year is that retailers are having black friday deals early to entice customers to shop all month long, and not just Black Friday–or Black Thursday as it should be called from now on. Many department stores like Target, Walmart, Macy’s and Kohl’s will open up between 6-8pm. So you can walk off that food coma in the department store aisles. If you’re feeling really ambitious, you should head out to Old Navy; they open at 9am on Thanksgiving day!
However, if you’re like me and don’t want to bother with all of the crowds but still want all of your favorite designer clothes, shoes, and accessories on sale (yes I said on sale) then you need to check out Nordstrom’s Women and children’s half yearly sale! Designers like Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, Vince Camuto, Tory Burch, Trina Turk, and Burberry have select items up to 40% off. If shoes, and and handbags are your thing, then this is the sale for you! Sam Edelman, Dolce Vita, Coach, Diane von Furstenburg, and everyone’s favorite Frye boots are some of the featured designer shoe and handbags with discounts.
My favorite part of the sale? The jewelry of course! I snagged this gold letterpress Marc by Marc Jacobs necklace, and House of Harlow sunburst necklace–both 50% off regular price! The half yearly sale is constantly changing so be sure to check back to see what else has been added!
It was announced several days ago that Marc Jacobs would be leaving the Louis Vuitton brand to spend more time focusing on his own label. This came as a shock to much of the fashion world, since he has been with Louis Vuitton for the past 16 years. However, many in the fashion industry, as well as myself and I’m sure you all, are really excited to see what kinds of ideas and creative designs he has up his sleeve for his own brand.
Image from vogue.co.uk
About a month ago Marc Jacobs released his first makeup line at Sephora. He released 122 different products from makeup brushes to foundation to eyeliner. A really interesting and unique feature about his line is that it is not only marketed to females, but males as well. Since its release date, the line has been selling extraordinarily fast and has great reviews. Marc Jacobs is even opening a Marc Jacobs Beauty store in New York City. I actually received a free sample of Marc Jacobs Beauty-Highliner Gel Crayon in Black and it is by far the best eyeliner I have ever used. You should definitely give his new beauty line a try. It is, however, a bit pricey… but I love splurging on great quality beauty products and I’m sure you do too!
For the second time this month, Marc Jacobs has had pieces from one of his collections stolen at an airport. Earlier in November, samples of the spring 2012 collection of his namesake brand were stolen en route to London. This time, five masked thieves broken into the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, took down five employees, and got away with around 10 pallets of Louis Vuitton merchandise (telegraph.co.uk). French news agency AFP estimates that the stolen merchandise is worth between £257,000-300,000, which is around $343,600-401,100 USD.
In April this year, an Italian judge decided that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana would not have to appear in court under allegations of the company setting up a holdings company in Luxembourg to avoid high Italian taxes. However, that decision has been reversed and the company will have to appear in court due to an appeal made by Milan prosecutor Laura Pedio. No court date has been released.
The fate of the designers is unclear. The judge could find that there is insufficient evidence and dismiss the case; the company could settle outside of court and pay a fine; the trial could be short with few witnesses; or the trial could become large in scale, take several years to come to a decision, and the designers could face up to $1 billion in charges. (vogue.co.uk).
On its way from Paris to London for today’s press day, the Spring 2012 Marc Jacobs collection was stolen. In a statement, the Marc Jacobs PR team said, “Dear all, The Marc Jacobs PR team is sorry to inform you that our press day tomorrow in the Marc Jacobs store is canceled, due to the theft of the spring/summer 2012 collections during its transfer from Paris.”
Elle.com predicts that the company will be scouring eBay for any sign of the collection. “And if you see anyone walking around in fringed plastic before February, well, you’ve spotted a thief,” the article said.