All the Marc by Marc Jacobs products you need to buy before it shuts down
Marc by Marc Jacobs will be will be discontinued. The collection will be absorbed into the primary Marc Jacobs brand, that will encompass a range of merchandise and price points currently divided between the two lines, from luxury to contemporary. The point, sources indicated, is not to lessen the product range, but to unify all products with a clarity of voice and aesthetic, and ultimately, to expand the product offerings, an initiative in development at least since October 2013, when Jacobs left Louis Vuitton to focus fully on his own brand, including a possible IPO. Staffing ramifications remain unclear. Marc by Marc Jacobs is designed by creative director Katie Hillier and women’s design director Luella Bartley, both appointed in May 2013. Also unclear is how the brand’s current stores, particularly those in clusters on Bleecker Street in New York’s West Village and on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, will be impacted.