Jimmy Choo May Get Backing for a Bid to Buy Back His Label

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Reports are circulating that the shoe designer's roughly $800 million bid to buy back the label bearing his name, which is being sold by the private equity firm that owns a majority stake in the brand, will be backed by the Malaysian government. The question still remains if chief creative officer Tamara Mellon would "ever accept a Jimmy Choo owned by Mr. Jimmy Choo?" [Vogue UK]