Paris, France (AHN) – The best lead so far may just be well-dressed thieves.
Designer Marc Jacobs’ Spring/Summer 2012 collection was stolen on a posh London street as the items were being transfered from Paris.
The missing clothes, shoes and handbags were from the collection the designer showed on his New York runway in September. Other stolen were pieces came from his so-called pre-collection. Police estimate the value of the stolen goods at a little more than $63,000.
As a result of the missing collection, Marc Jacobs was forced to cancel its planned London press day, where fashion editors and reporters were invited to peruse the collection. Press days allow publications to view and select items they may photograph and use in future issues.
The alleged Marc Jacobs theft occurred in the Mount Street area of London at roughly 8 a.m. Wednesday, at the location of the Marc Jacob boutique, according to police. The boutique is situated in London’s upscale Mayfair district.
It isn’t uncommon for fashion collections to disappear as they travel around the world, but outright theft on a street is rare.
The Marc Jacobs label is owned by Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton.