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  • Neiman Marcus Chases China Boom With Ecommerce Launch Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus announced plans to launch an ecommerce website in China by year-end to cash in on the country’s strong interest in high-end brands and growing spending power.

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    The European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will not have a significant impact on Garuda’s bottom line this year, according to the company’s president and CEO Emirsyah Satar, as the airline currently flies to just one European destination – Amsterdam.

  • Luxury Brand Makes Links With China’s Past Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 11:11 PM ET
    A man walks past a billboard outside a shopping mall housing luxury brands in Shanghai.

    Jiang Qiong’er, Shang Xia’s founder, is determined to help China cast off the inferiority complex that comes of decades of producing cheap trinkets.  If succesful, it could herald the emergence of China as a power to reckon with in the global luxury business and provide a blueprint for other local brands to become globally competitive, the FT reports.

  • Kiddie Couture: Designers Cash In On Childrenswear Boom Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 1:19 PM ET
    Diane Von Furstenberg for GapKids

    Childrenswear is attracting the eye of fashion designers as they launch lines to cater to consumers who want to deck their children out in the latest trends — even if it means paying premium prices.

  • Wealth Gap on Display at China’s Parliament Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 10:22 PM ET
    A man walks past a billboard outside a shopping mall housing luxury brands in Shanghai.

    Outside its scripted meetings, China’s annual parliament gives rise to two activities that expose opposite ends of the country’s growth story: a boom in luxury shopping matched only by a surge in public complaints about corruption, the FT reports.

  • Two women look at a jewelry display in a luxury shopping mall in Shanghai. Following in the footsteps of Japan, China has become the world's second-largest consumer of high-end fashion, accessories and luxury goods.

    As the world’s biggest watch a jewelry fair opens its doors to 100,000 visitors in the Swiss town of Basel on Thursday, chiefs from some of the most exclusive luxury brands told CNBC they were optimistic about 2012.

  • A model walks the runway at the BCBG Max Azria Autumn Winter 2012 fashion show during New York Fashion Week.

    Consumers are in the driver’s seat as retailers move away from wardrobe staples and shift to fashion-forward pieces while planning their upcoming fall inventories, industry analysts said.

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    Many retailers rung up strong sales during the holiday season, putting them in a position to leverage this success in an initial public offering, said Ted Vaughan, a partner in the retail and consumer products practice of BDO USA. 

  • Gilt Groupe Exec on Online Shopping Rush Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 3:15 PM ET
    Gilt Groupe Exec on Online Shopping Rush

    Americans spent more than $200 billion online last year and are expected to shell out $327 billion on Internet stores by 2016. Susan Lyne, Gilt Groupe chairman, weighs in.

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    Gender roles are no longer trendy when it comes to luxury shopping.

  • Indonesia to Be Largest Luxury Market in SE Asia: LVMH Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 1:27 AM ET
    A shopper walks past a Louis Vuitton store at a shopping center on June 17, 2005 in Beijing, China. World famous brand sales in the Chinese market are forecast to grow by about 8 percent each year, according to state media.

    Indonesia will become the largest luxury market in southeast asia over the next few years, Ravi Thakran, LVMH’s head for South Asia, South East Asia & Middle East told CNBC.

  • Used Shoes? Nordstrom Rack's Refurbished Shoe Sales Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 11:15 AM ET
    Nordstrom Off The Rack

    High-end department store Nordstrom is funneling its returned and worn shoes to its Nordstrom Rack outlet stores. A look at what this practice means for the Nordstrom brand. Is there a fine line between being an outlet store and a thrift store?

  • Rein: When Chinese Tourists Are Not Welcome Monday, 20 Feb 2012 | 1:11 AM ET
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    As hoteliers focus on wooing the high-spending Chinese tourists, they risk losing their core Western guests.

  • A man walks past a billboard outside a shopping mall housing luxury brands in Shanghai.

    Chinese shoppers have become a fixture of the luxury retail scene in the US and Europe, drawn by much cheaper prices than at home. But many upscale brands have yet to bond with China’s million millionaires. The Financial Times reports.

  • The Trend Initiation Test for New York Fashion Week Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 2:47 PM ET
    A BCBG model

    If people buy what designers are selling them, times are good.

  • Hemlines Are Plunging, Is Economy Next? Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 12:19 PM ET
    Models walk the runway at the BCBG Max Azria Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

    If hemlines are reliable predictors of economic or market trends, we may be headed for a slower economy and falling market.

  • A Profitable Polyvore Struts Its Stuff at Fashion Week Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 2:22 PM ET
    Bloggers sit front row at the Rebecca Minkoff Show. From Left to Right: Aimee Song of Song of Style, Christina Cardona of Trop Rouge and Carolina Engman of Fashion Squad.

    Just as blogging platforms and social media gave voice to new tastemakers and opened a door for bloggers participate in collaborations with fashion designers and to sit in the coveted front row at fashion shows, Polyvore is exerting its own force on the industry, and evidence of this was very clear at this week's New York Fashion Week.

  • Cramer’s Warning to Short-Sellers Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 6:08 PM ET

    These mistakes could have been avoided if short-sellers followed Cramer’s advice.

  • What Cramer Expects of Michael Kors, Zynga Earnings Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 12:22 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host reveals his earnings expectations for both companies.

  • Valentine's Day Gifts: U.K.'s New Love Affair Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 11:14 AM ET

    While Valentine's Day in the U.K. may not be as “in your face” as it is in the U.S., the British are catching on quickly to the American love affair with the commercialized holiday.