Marchesa to Launch Handbags; Why Vera Wang Won’t Show in the Tents

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Marchesa's new handbags. Photo: Courtesy of Marchesa

Marchesa is launching a line of handbags, its first accessories collection, for spring. [WWD]

Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy won $32.4 million in damages after a California jury found that two companies hosting websites selling counterfeit goods shared responsibility with those who were actually selling counterfeit products. [WWD]

Vera Wang wanted to return to the Bryant Park tents this season after showing in her Soho store last season, but by the time she made the decision, there were no open time slots that she wanted. So she'll show at her Mercer Street store again. [WWD]

Betsey Johnson said her upcoming spring 2010 show will be "cosmically weird." She added, "I'm going back to my true blue pieces — and couture prom dresses. I'm hoping the clothes will get edgier — more archival and kick-ass shoulder pads. I just want to be more true blue me." [Vogue UK]

• Mary-Kate Olsen on recognizing her style: "There was a photo of me with weird sunglasses on and a green sweatshirt, some striped thing, with tights and cowboy boots. Something really random where in some sense it's me. To this day, I have never read the article. I just saw the photo and thought, God, I look crazy in that photograph!" [Page Six/NYP]