The shapewear smackdown between Spanx Inc. and Yummie Tummie is heating up as a battle brews to determine who is knocking off proprietary product and whose home turf a court battle will take place.
Heather Thomson, president of Times Three Clothier LLC and creator of the Yummie Tummie lifestyle brand, fired her first salvo against Spanx and its founder, Sara Blakely, on Tuesday by countersuing the Atlanta-based firm with a patent infringement complaint in Southern District Court of New York. Times Three also filed a motion to transfer or “stay” a declaratory judgment filed by Spanx in the Northern District Court of Georgia on March 5. In the lawsuit, Spanx contends that its products, including The Total Taming Tank, The Top This Tank style and The Top This Cami style, “have not infringed and do not infringe any valid claim of the patents-in-suit.”
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styles by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)