Back in November, we told you that Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton would be resurrecting the Stephen Sprouse graffiti bags for Spring. Now the time has finally come, with the collection hitting stores this Thursday at the Louis Vuitton on Greene Street, which will be fully decked out in graffiti and neon lights (the collection launches worldwide on February 2nd.) But if you're curious about the collection now, we suggest visiting the up-and-running WeLoveSprouse.com, where you can see the entire collection in the online gallery, excluding the limited-edition skateboard with matching trunk ($8250 each) and "Roses" t-shirt (70 of them at $250 each), available only at the Greene Street Louis Vuitton boutique until the stock runs out. Daniel Lalonde, CEO of Louis Vuitton North America, says he thinks they'll run out of the limited-edition offerings by Friday. And if they do, we'll know this entire "recession" is made up...
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Is Marc Jacobs's Contract with Louis Vuitton Ending? And Could Nicolas Ghesquière Succeed Him?
It's been 16 years since Marc Jacobs took the helm of Louis Vuitton--a period of time that saw the introduction of ready-to-wear at Vuitton, collaborations with artists like Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami, and, not incidentally, sky-rocketing revenues. The partnership has been a success by all accounts--but, according to industry rumors, it could be coming to an end soon.