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Report: Marc Jacobs Heading to Coach?

In What's New, People by Jeff Prine

New York—While it’s really nothing more than speculation, rumors circulated in fashion circles today that March Jacobs, creative director at Louis Vuitton, and designer to his own brands, Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs, may be in for a change, possibly Coach. Several factors are leading to the speculation. …

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Derek Lam Owns His Brand Again

In What's New, People by Accessories Staff

New York—Labelux, the London-based luxurygoods group, confirmed Wednesday that it has sold back the Derek Lam label to the designer and his chief executive, Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann. The parting is apparently amicable, too. Labelux, which shares an owner with Coty Inc., said it wants to concentrate on its leathergoods businesses, including …

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Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Gift Collection Revealed

In Marketing, What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

New York—What just might be retail’s ultimate Odd Couple this holiday season: the high-low gift collaboration between mass merchant Target and high-end specialty retailer Neiman Marcus has been unveiled finally. The collection, which features 24 American designers—all members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)—will be available Dec. 1 …