It's been a particularly active year for jewelry heists. Less than a month after the multimillion dollar Cannes capers, the BBC has reported a smash-and-grab robbery at Selfridges.
Six men armed with axes stole a number of high-value watches. Two of the men were arrested after the moped they attempted to escape on crashed about a mile away from the London department store. "Someone noticed a bag had fallen off the moped and that it had opened and a bunch of watches fell out," Matthew Carrozo, a witness to the crash, said.
Police are still gathering information about the robbery at Selfridges, but there are plenty of other fashion thefts that still haven't been completely solved. Case in point: only a portion of the legendary raid at the Harry Winston store in Paris was ever found, and it doesn't appear that all of Marc Jacobs's stolen Spring 2012 samples were found.
Herein, a look at some of the most brazen, lucrative, and strange thefts in fashion.