According to HuffPo UK, the clothes were stolen “in the Mount Street area” of London near the Marc Jacobs boutique where the label’s UK press day was set to take place, presumably out of the courier van parked outside, which had transported the jazz age-inspired collection from Paris.
Police also estimated value of stolen materials to be around £40,000 or $63,528 based on current exchange rates. The culprit is still unknown but is suspected to be counterfeiters. Interestingly, an anonymous source from Marc Jacobs told CNN that theft is not unusual for the company. It’s also still unclear how many samples were stolen. We’re not sure if £40,000 is based on retail or wholesale value, but either way it seems a little low for an entire collection.
Still, we feel pretty bad for the MJ team–couldn’t the thieves have at least waited until after market and press appointments were over? Impressively, the company still has hope and is even offering an award to anyone who happens to see “chic truck drivers cruising around Europe dressed in #SS12 Collection”:
At least even if none of the collection ends up in magazine editorials, they are getting some press from this!
Who do you think has the collection? What if it was Winona Ryder (seen above in a 2003 MJ ad, which was meant to poke fun at her shoplifting debacle)? A Marc Jacobs sweater was among the items she allegedly stole…