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French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is suing a fashion chain for selling bags emblazoned with nude images of her.
I never thought I’d say this.
But I might be adding Payless to the list of one of the first places I shop in the fall.
That’s because Payless ShoeSource has signed a deal with Christian Siriano!
Yep! You heard me right!
The season four Project Runway winner will create the Christian Siriano for Payless designer label — his first-ever footwear and handbag collection.
The new collection will be unveiled at Siriano’s runway show at New York Fashion Week next February.
It will be exclusively available in Payless stores and Payless.com in fall ’09.
The deal covers multi-season collections including footwear and handbags for women. Price points are expected to be in the $25 – $45 range.
Target is partnering with designers Toni Hacker and Ben Harnett to launch a limited-edition handbag collection.
It’s called Hayden-Harnett for Target®.
It’s the seventh handbag launch in a series of limited-time-only accessories at Target.
The Hayden-Harnett for Target® collection will be available at most Target stores nationwide and at Target.com December 28, 2008 through March 15, 2009.
Silhouettes range from oversized envelope clutches to convertible hobos and flight totes.
The Hayden-Harnett for Target collection ranges in price from $19.99 to $49.99, in comparison to their high-end line which can cost as much as $700.
I’m not sure I’m in love with them but the price could be a motivator!
I love it when fakesters pay!
Louis Vuitton Malletier (the people who make LV stuff) just won $3,000,000 in statutory damages and over $500,000 in attorney’s fees and expenses.
The company sued LY (not LV) USA, Inc., Marco Leather Goods Ltd., Coco USA Ltd. and the principals Chong Lam and Joyce Chan (the “Defendants”) for trademark counterfeiting.
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York spared the defendants no mercy.
The lawkeepers said their failure to produce documents on sales and profits and their “many attempts to register marks closely derived from those of luxury brands…”…invites “an inference of a massive counterfeiting enterprise.”
Yaaaay for LV!
October’s a great time to shop pink and support the fight against breast cancer.
Already, I’m fearing people won’t be as supportive because of the declining economy.
However, I’ve selected three great pieces at every price point to share with you.
If you can, please support this worthy cause.
For the Love of Her Life Tote Bag & Keychain
(Tote: $3.95 ; Keychain: $2.95)
MICHAEL Michael Kors Ribbon Tote ($68)
Cotton Canvas ‘Tory Tote’ & Cotton Canvas Cosmetic Bag
(Tote: $195; Cosmetic Bag: $45 )
Pierce Mattie Public Relations firm has issued its Haute List.
It’s a collection of brands the folks at the firm think we should be keeping an eye on.
Here’s their roundup of the beauty and fashion brands to watch.
Indie Fashion & Beauty Magazines:
Foreign Beauty & Fashion Magazines:
1. Company (UK)
2. Jessica (Hong Kong)
3. Trendi (Finland)
2. Kath & Kim
3. Gossip Girl
2. Valentino under Alessandra Fachinetti
2. RMC Martin Ksohoh
1. John Hardy
2. Alexis Bittar
1. Rebecca Minkoff
3. Timi & Leslie
3. Classified Cosmetics
Louis Vuitton Malletier (proper name for the luxury brand we know and love) has won the largest ever judgment in a trademark and counterfeiting case in Canada,
The lawsuit was against against 46353 B.C. Ltd, doing business as Wynnie Lee Fashion, Wynnie Lee, Francisca Hung-Yee Ngan, Lisa Le Dung Tran, 560148 B.C. Ltd, and Jacqueline Lee located in Richmond, British Columbia.
The judge stated, “I agree with plaintiffs’counsel’s submission that an award of statutory damages at the highest end of the scale—that in the amount of $20,000 per each of the Copyrighted Works infringements, is appropriate.”
Way to go, LV!
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. today announced that it has won a preliminary injunction against Payless ShoeSource, Inc. in a trademark infringement and unfair competition lawsuit.
All that suing comes out of Payless’ use of the AMERICAN EAGLE mark for footwear and bags.
The ruling now requires Payless to adopt a clear disclaimer stating that AMERICAN EAGLE by Payless is not affiliated with AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS.
AEO contends that the discount shoe chain is deceiving consumers by portraying itself as the owner of “the youth fashion brand American Eagle®” and indicating that it is selling genuine AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS merchandise when in fact it is not.
Shame on you, Payless!