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    According to digital performance company iProspect, there are 19 million affluent men online, and the vast majority of them are shopping. Nearly half of these wealthy men spend more than $4,000 a year online.

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    With Coach shares hovering around an all-time high, it seems investors have put any worries about China on the back burner for now. But investors will be looking for the next leg of growth when Coach reports earnings Tuesday. Is the men's business the answer?

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    Coming off a year where global IPO performance declined across the board, shares of Tumi Holdings traveled in high style during their debut on the Big Board.

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    Recent reports from the worlds of retailing, real estate and education suggest that speaking Mandarin is becoming a prerequisite to making high-end sales.

  • American Apparel CEO Speaks

    One year ago, American Apparel was warning of a possible bankruptcy and facing a new round of sexual harassment allegations against its CEO. Have things changed? CNBC's Jane Wells spoke with Dov Charney, the company's CEO, to find out.

  • Shoppers 'Hop' to Stores Before Easter

    Retailers are mostly reporting solid gains in March as warm weather prompted consumers to buy seasonal merchandise sooner than normal. Adrianne Shapira, Goldman Sachs broadlines retail analyst, weighs in.

  • Nike's New NFL Jersey Designs

    CNBC's Darren Rovell speaks to Charlie Denson, Nike president about the 32 redesigned NFL jerseys.

  • There are few sensations that can beat the thrill of a frivolous purchase. After struggling all month to make sure that the rent, bills and car payments are paid in a timely fashion, it can be downright exhilarating to blow a big chunk of change on something unnecessary.Sadly, the thrill passes once the next billing cycle kicks in. That $300 pair of shoes may have seemed like a well-deserved extravagance, but now it’s starting to feel like an ill-advised and anxiety-provoking mistake.The morning

    Billionaires can buy every toy that catches their fancy, including antique cars, jumbo jets, and spaceships. What are some of the toys the world’s billionaires have bought?

  • J.C. Penney vs. Kohls

    JPMorgan is reducing J.C. Penney's F12 same-store sales estimates since sales trends appear softer than anticipated, with the Fast Money traders.

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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

    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.

  • 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.