As the Daily Transom previously reported, there have been two separate incidents in Manhattan in the last month of women attempting (and sometimes succeeding) at stealing Herve Leger dresses from high-end stores: three (worth a total of $13,000) went missing from the Herve Leger boutique on Madison on July 21; and four more (valued at $6,000) were taken from Saks Fifth Avenue on July 11.
Now a third incident has been reported in Tribeca involving the ubiquitous bandage dress by the designer Maz Azria. On Sunday, July 25, around 3 p.m., three women entered the designer’s boutique on West Broadway at seperate times. According to the store clerk interviewed by police, the first woman (30 years old, 5″9″ and 225 pounds, wearing blue jeans that exposed a tattoo of a rose on her torso) came in and distracted one of the employees, while a second woman (20 years old and 135 pounds, dressed in gold sandals and a red skirt) entered quietly and removed one of the dresses from the rack. A third woman (40, 5’5″, 175 pounds) came in to distract another employee, while the second woman proceeded to take another dress. The three women then exited the store one at a time.
Later, the store employees realized that a Herve Leger denim dress ($2,800) and a Max Azria evening gown ($1,000) were missing.