Dooney and Bourke has won the infringement claim put against them by Louis Vuitton. Despite the fact that the lawsuit has taken four years to settle, Vuitton representatives intend to make an appeal. The colored monogram Vuitton bag was introduced in 2002 (by way of a collaboration with Marakami), the following year Dooney and Bourke introduced their 'it bag' which retailed for significantly less and featured a colored DB monogram in bright colors.
Among others, Stella McCartney showed her resort collection yesterday in Jefferson Market Garden. At the picnic were soft pieces with tailored details. WWD fancied a 'cool-girl' jumpsuit, which isn't exactly an unexpected silhouette from the designer.
H&M has announced plans to increase their usage of organic cotton across the board. The company also plans to investigate sustainable wool and polyester and implement these eco-friendly fabrics to their entire clothing range. This growth spurt in ethical fabrics is said to take place in time for the Fall 08 season, although, currently, organic cotton is used in all departments.
Retailers suffered record loses last year as a result of organized theft. Of the hundred-odd retailers under surveillance by the National Retail Federation, 85 percent were the victims of organized retail crime. Organized retail crime accounts for nearly 30 billion dollars in loses every year, and includes greater acts of theft than which is normally associated with shoplifting. Most stolen goods are sold on the internet thereafter.