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  • After Christmas Shopping Spree    Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 4:04 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports many retailers are counting on the days following Christmas for a boost in holiday sales.

  • As Costs Go Down, Will Nike Continue To Charge More? Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 2:11 PM ET

    In March, Nike, for the first time in five years, missed analysts’ expectations and its stock plummeted more than nine percent on a single day. The company couldn’t achieve the margins it wanted because of the high costs of making and shipping its shoes and clothes.

  • Luxury Abounds & Fuels High End Retail Boom Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 1:41 PM ET
    Luxury Abounds & Fuels High End Retail Boom

    The International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs predict a December increase in shopping, up 4% over last year. CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the details of the luxury boom this season. Also, Edward Yruma, KeyBanc Capital Markets senior retail analyst takes a closer look at the current state of specialty retail.

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

    Any pull back in spending by wealthy Chinese could spell disaster for the luxury goods industry, which is looking to China for growth as markets in Japan and Europe slow.

  • Divorced Couples Who Worked Together Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 2:57 PM ET
    When a couple divorces, it’s rarely as simple as one person packing a suitcase and sleeping on a friend’s couch. Lawyers are hired, assets are divided and child custody is negotiated. A painful process, to be sure, but those enduring it can sometimes escape at work, an oasis of distraction where personal problems can be ignored for eight hours a day.This is not an option when a divorced couple works together. As stressful as this situation likely is, some divorced couples roll up their sleeves,

    Divorced couples sometimes have to see each other at work. Some share ownership of a business but communicate only through lawyers and underlings. Others go on 300-day international stadium tours together.

  • Holiday Shopping in Full Swing Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 7:41 AM ET
    Holiday Shopping in Full Swing

    Robert Taubman, Taubman Centers, chair, president & CEO, highlights record sales in November for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and what to expect for retail in December.

  • The Most Shocking Thing People Steal Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 5:03 PM ET

    There's a new list of the most shoplifted items out and there are some predictable things on it, like booze, razor blades and Elmo dolls. But meat? Thieves of America, what is the meaning of this?

  • Gary Kaminsky on Companies Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:37 PM ET

    Look for a huge corporate spin-off, a major apparel merger, rock bottom bond yields,  hedge fund failures and an election defeat for President Obama.

  • Banned Luxury Goods Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 10:11 AM ET
    In November 2011, West Hollywood, Calif., became the first city in the U.S. to ban the sale of clothing made of animal fur. The ban goes into effect in , and animal rights activists are hopeful that it will lead other cities to adopt similar measures and, ultimately, end the practice of using animal fur entirely.If history is any indication, even an all-out nationwide ban on animal fur is unlikely to squelch demand. Rather, the likelihood is that it would simply create a black market for such it

    Many luxury goods have existed for centuries and enjoyed widespread popularity despite official bans. What are some in-demand luxury goods that have been banned?

  • Men, Not Women, Drive Luxury Goods Sales in China Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 6:57 PM ET

    Contrary to what might be a popular perception, men and not women make up the bulk of consumers buying luxury goods in China.  Over the past 12 months, Chinese men on average spent 61 percent more than women on fragrances and 52 per cent more on watches, according to McKinsey.

  • Tiffany's Outlook Could Weigh Down High-End Retail Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 1:16 PM ET

    Luxury retailer's guidance could spell trouble for sector, but all high-end retail stocks are not created the same, Fast Money pros said.

  • 2011 Top S&P Stocks: No. 25 Ralph Lauren Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 2:05 PM ET

    The apparel maker saw a 31 percent year-to-date increase in its stock price, but now might not be the time to buy it, Fast Money pros said.

  • Cyber Monday Shopping Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 7:46 AM ET
    Cyber Monday Shopping

    A look at whether the retail sizzle will soon fizzle, with Marshal Cohen, The NPD Group chief industry analyst, who says consumers are spending on themselves more this year due to pent up demand and the wait for discounts.

  • One California Mall's Laid-Back Plan for Black Friday Friday, 25 Nov 2011 | 11:44 AM ET
    Santa Monica Place

    As retailers race to earlier and earlier opening times, kicking off Black Friday on Thanksgiving Day, one California shopping mall is taking a more laid-back approach.

  • Time Is Money: Investing in Luxury Watches Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 8:44 AM ET
    A rare Patek Philippe 18 karat pink gold watch is displayed 11 May 2007 during a preview in Geneva.

    Rarity, complexity and condition make all the difference when looking for a luxury watch. But while there are major gains to be made, it takes a good eye to know the difference between a clever investment, and a waste of time.

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    Global brands must localize . No longer does simply transporting what worked in the Western world to markets like China work. 

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    Wealthy Americans may appear to the masses as a unified group, but there is divergence in the attitudes of the rich toward holiday spending this year – which means that the key to how the holiday season unfolds may rest in the hands of the wealthiest.

  • Luxury Stocks to Ride the Wealth Boom in China Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 9:16 PM ET
    A man walks past a billboard outside a shopping mall housing luxury brands in Shanghai.

    One way to ride the surge in China’s wealth is to invest in stocks of luxury brands, say analysts. Here are some of their top picks.

  • Yachts in Asia Get Million-Dollar Makeovers Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 10:21 PM ET
    MF Global website

    Asia’s image-conscious rich are spending big money on adding frills to their million-dollar yachts.

  • The grand opening Louis Vuitton shop in Hong Kong.

    Too many people are beginning to own a Louis Vuitton in China. which is eroding the luxury brand's exclusivity.