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Is Marc by Marc Jacobs Folding?

Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Rumor has it that Marc Jacobs could be downsizing soon. Sources say that Marc by Marc Jacobs, the younger sister to the designer’s eponymous brand, will be absorbed into the main Marc Jacobs label. The hope is to diversify the Marc Jacobs brand, offering a bigger range of items under one name. Of course, nothing has been confirmed by Marc Jacobs and we don’t know yet how these changes would affect the structure of the company or the current designers of Marc by Marc Jacobs, Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier.

According to WWD, the house of Marc Jacobs is looking to “unify all products with a clarity of voice and aesthetic, and ultimately, to expand the product offerings,” which some speculate is part of the label’s plan in preparing for a future public offering. 

Marc Jacobs has yet to come out and officially announce the absorption, but we wager all eyes will be on the brand in the next few weeks to see if there is any truth to the rumors.

[via WWD]