J&N Sales and Jade Marketing Group have accused Charlotte Russe Holding Inc. of trademark infringement and false advertising. According to documents filed in federal court in Manhattan last month, Charlotte Russe has created and sold a line of denim aimed at teen and tween girls that uses the phrase “Amethyst style” as a descriptor as well as on tags and in marketing. Jade Marketing has manufactured a line of teen and tween girls denim named Amethyst, which it sells at midtier department stores nationwide, since 2005. Jade is seeking an injunction from Charlotte Russe’s further distribution of its Amethyst product, the destruction of any existing product, any profits derived from the sale of infringing products, statutory damages of $1 million and other damages. A representative for Charlotte Russe said the company does not comment on pending litigation.
Longchamp USA Inc. and its parent company, S.A.S. Jean Cassegrain, have accused J.C. Penney Co. Inc., Anchor Blue Retail Group Inc. and Fashion Express Inc. of patent infringement. According to documents filed in federal court in Manhattan on Aug. 18, Fashion Express, a Wheeling, Ill.-based manufacturer, has produced and sold a handbag that violates Longchamp’s patent for its Legende handbag that is shaped in the form of a doctor’s bag. The suit goes on to claim that Anchor Blue and J.C. Penney added to the infringement by selling Fashion Express’ design at retail. Longchamp is seeking an injunction against all three parties from the further sale of the items, profits derived from sales already made and other unspecified damages. Calls for comment to Fashion Express and Anchor Blue were not returned, and J.C. Penney doesn’t comment on pending litigation, according to a spokesman.
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
Jewelry label @alisonlou has made a name for itself with fine jewelry that speaks to the Millennial market. Now @twallz21 reports that the label is bringing those playful ideas to a new affordable line of lucite hoops with the launch of Loucite by Alison Lou. Here’s a look from the line modeled by @emrata. #wwdaccessories
@sarahjessicaparker and @gilt are teaming up on a bridal ready-to-wear line. Tomorrow, Parker will launch SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal — and as part of the launch, Gilt will offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection that were designed to complement the new line. Made out of 10 styles, the line is designed for a variety of occasions, from bridal showers to receptions. Get more details on WWD.com #wwdfashion
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)