Footcandy Shoes announced the launch of its Footcandy mobile shop. The 34-ft. luxury coach vehicle is styled out and stocked with designer shoes, currently touring West Coast proper from Los Angeles to San Diego, Seattle and beyond. The Footcandy mobile shop is also for hire, adding a fresh take on wedding parties, showers, private fashion functions and events.
Clothing maker Jones Group is one of three potential buyers for upscale shoe and handbag maker Jimmy Choo. Jones Chief Executive Wesley Card told Reuters in February that his company was looking to buy brands that would help extend Jones' reach, particularly into overseas markets.
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In the genteel world of luxury, companies long felt that the Web was no place for merchandising exclusive products. And there was a gentlemen’s agreement with department stores not to siphon sales by reaching out directly to wealthy customers. Then, in came the recession, and out went the niceties. Department stores slashed prices on $1,200 handbags, while luxury lines fretted about losing their exclusivity. Now, come September, marcjacobs.com is going retail, 10 years after most brands opened Web showrooms.