07 January 2011

Marc Jacobs' New Years Resolution? To expand even more!

Marc Jacobs’ right hand man and business partner, Robert Duffy, has spoken about the company’s current problem – finding enough nice venues for all the new shops they want to open! He's searching for properties for Marc Jacobs stores, including more bookshops, both in New York AND Shanghai (!) if he gets his way.

He said the Bookmarc concept is doing pretty well at the moment, although at first it was a gamble; to begin with, people had a difficult time understanding why he wanted to move into a paper-based industry at a time when readers are turning to iPads and Kindles, he explained.

‘People didn’t really understand what the hell I was doing,’ said the executive, who said his real ambition is to move into publishing. ‘Fashion isn’t just about clothes and handbags.’

 

But it's not all boring old work and no play for Mr Duffy – he also found time over the hols to get hitched to his partner Alex Cespedes and go away on honeymoon. Awwww.

- Naomi Attwood


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