Marc by Marc Jacobs founded in 1984 and sells Ready-to-Wear, Bags, Shoes, Accessories, Books, Stationery, Beauty, Fragrance, Swimwear, Underwear, Sunglasses & Watches. After graduating from the High School of Art and Design in 1981 he entered Parson’s School of Design.
As a design student at Parson’s, Jacobs was the recipient of some of the schools highest honors including Design Student of the Year. In 1984 he met Robert Duffy who is still his business partner today. The first multi-brand store in the U.S. opened in August 2004 on Boston’s Newbury Street and May 2005 brought the opening of 3 new stores in Los Angeles.
The company opened its’ first free-standing European store in Paris at The Palais Royal in January, 2006.