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The Marc Jacobs Sample Theft

In November 2011, the Marc Jacobs public relations team had to cancel previews of its Spring 2012 collection in London due to, as it wrote in an email to editors, "the theft of the Spring/Summer 2012 collections during its transfer from Paris."

The entire collection totaled 46 looks that hadn't yet gone into production, and the company offered a reward for information about its whereabouts. Luckily, the missing samples were duplicates of the original collection shown in New York.

But just two weeks later, more of Jacobs's designs went missing when a team of masked gunmen stole around $400,000 worth of Louis Vuitton merchandise that was being shipped through Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.