By  on April 22, 2011

LONDON — Tamara Mellon was in London this week, talking to potential purchasers of a majority stake in Jimmy Choo — which is still not officially up for sale.

Among the companies keen to purchase TowerBrook Capital Partners’ stake is TPG Capital, whose London office is run by the retail expert Philippe Costeletos, co-head of TPG in Europe. Meanwhile, the chief executive officer of Labelux, Reinhard Mieck, is spearheading his company’s bid, in tandem with Investcorp. Jones New York is also reported to be in the running, as is a fourth candidate — a private equity fund. All parties — including TowerBrook — have declined to comment.

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