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  • A young couple makes a purchase at a Burberry luxury store.

    While many retailers won't report earnings results until near the end of the "season", Britain's luxury-retailer Burberry released its fiscal first quarter financials Wednesday, and it's not a positive ringing endorsement for high-end spending.

  • Samsung Electronics has emerged as the most valued brand by consumers in Asia, ending a four-year reign by Japanese competitor Sony and ahead of close rival Apple, according to a survey by research firm Nielsen and media magazine Campaign Asia-Pacific.

  • Louis Vuitton Store

    The hottest trend in fashion of the moment is branded jewelry, as companies that specialize in ‘soft’ luxury goods debut ‘hard’ luxury lines.

  • Upcycled Leather Handbag from Beryll

    A new study shows that 39 percent of luxury shoppers won't pay for premium brands with high ethical standards.

  • The backside of a Patek Philippe watch is pictured in a mirror.

    Conflicting reports out of China continue to keep luxury investors wondering if the "immune" part of retail is about to crack.

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    In the handbag wars, “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer considers Coach spacer and Michael Kors spacer two very strong contenders. But ask him to pick a winner, and the answer is a nuanced one.

  • Richard Mille RM027 watch

    No wonder tennis star Rafa Nadal was so sad about losing his watch this week. The company that makes it is totally sold out of the product.

  • Rafael Nadal celebrates with his trophy after winning the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 11, 2012 in Paris.

    The $370,000 luxury watch owned by tennis great Rafa Nadal was stolen..and now found.

  • Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney takes an annual look at which emerging markets are ripe for retail expansion.  ranks the top 30 emerging countries and grades them on many factors, including an assessment of country risk, population size, wealth as well as the country’s current retail saturation. With anemic growth in the U.S. and Europe, retailers realize that global expansion is more important than ever. This has prompted retailers to search the globe for untapped consumer market

    Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney takes an annual look at which emerging markets are ripe for retail expansion.

  • "Tete" carved by Italian sculptor and painter Amadeo Modigliani

    The wealthy have been turning to the concrete value of collectibles during the financial crisis. But some of the sector's stability is illusory.

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    In the past, investors rarely cared much about off-the-job spending by CEOs. But in the current climate, the yacht and Ferrari habits of CEOs may, indeed, be relevant to investors.

  • Despite weak earnings guidance, this investor expect Apple-like results, albeit on a smaller scale, from Lululemon Athletica later this year.

  • Take a finely crafted object, add exceptional provenance and the passion of collectors with means and passion—the likes of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and actors Richard Gere and Steven Seagal. What do you get? Some of the world’s most expensive electric guitars.Like most collectibles, vintage guitars have lost value since the financial crisis. At an auction this weekend of guitars and equipment that belonged to late legendary guitar innovator Les Paul, the top estimate for a signed 1968 Gib

    Click ahead to see the vintage guitar with the deepest cred —and some of the highest prices paid by enthusiasts.

  • 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.

    Economic growth in China has created a voracious appetite for luxury goods. Now wealthy shoppers there are shunning labels they see as tainted by the common touch.

  • Tiffany Gift Box

    Tiffany’s been dropping for weeks, and option traders are positioned for an even deeper plunge.

  • Prada Shopper

    As Asia cools and Europe’s middling wealthy hunker down, the super-rich are expected to be the prime movers in the market for luxury goods.

  • Fab.com sale

    Flash-sale websites such as Gilt Groupe and Ru La La were hailed as disruptors in the ecommerce space, but recently there’s been a bit of a disruption in their success story, prompting some to wonder if flash-sale sites are more of a marketing gimmick than a sustainable business model.

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  • The “Mad Money” host details his “Game Plan.”

  • Every so often, a movie or television show depicts a character in an outfit that becomes iconic. It probably isn’t the intention of most filmmakers to inspire fashion revolutions with their movies, but the makers of “Flashdance” probably didn’t mind when America’s teenage girls started blowing their entire allowances on legwarmers.Not every movie or television show can achieve such a feat on that kind of scale, but many try, with varying degrees of success. What follows is a list of those that m

    What follows is a list of those that made an article of clothing famous, made characters famous for fashion sense, or managed some combination of the two.