Rejoice! Everyone’s favourite diffusion line is about to set up fully-owned shop in Europe this year, reaching the UK in early 2009.
Boosted by a 30% year-on-year rise in US revenue, M.b.M. is looking across the Atlantic to Paris and a spot on Place Marché Saint Honoré (conveniently near Collette). Both a women’s and men’s shop will be opening up in the same area, spanning a total of 2,100 sq. ft.
The London store will debut in early 2009, across the road from the existing Marc Jacobs boutique in Mayfair, at 56 South Audley Street.
“Europe is such a different market, but Marc by Marc Jacobs’ sales per square meter is higher than any other retail store in the word, so we’re confident,” says Marc Jacobs president Robert Duffy.