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Coach Sues Dallas Retailer Over Alleged Fakes

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Dallas–Coach Inc. is suing Sam Moon Trading Co., saying the Dallas-based fashion accessories retailer prominently displays and sells counterfeit Coach handbags and wallets in its stores. The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Dallas, claims the sale of the handbags dilutes Coach’s trademark. Investigators purchased four handbags at Sam Moon stores …

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Item of the Day

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Rain, rain go away come again another day…wait, WAIT come back because we have some really cool rain boots to wear! Chooka, the masters of rainy-chic rainwear, have created an over-the-knee, yes, that’s right, over-the-knee rain boot–adorned with edgy studs. Rainwear has never been this fun. Now let’s find us …

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Marchon Launches DVF

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New York–Marchon Eyewear has added Diane von Furstenberg to its considerable roster of designer sunwear and optical licenses. Keeping true to the designer’s signature brand, the sunwear and optical line features elements from the ready to wear. For example, sculpted eyewear temples emulate her iconic wrap dress, while Swarovski crystals …

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Richemont Buys Net-a-Porter in $530 Million Deal

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Geneva–Luxurygoods group Richemont, which had been tentative about exposure of its high-end luxury watch and jewelry brands into ecommerce, agreed last week to buy online fashion portal Net-a-Porter for $530 million. Establishd in 2000, Net-a-Porter sells collections from more than 300 fashion designers, shipping to more than 170 countries. It recently …