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  • How a Too-Tight Dress Turned Into a Business

    Carrie Hammer, an advertising executive in New York, found herself in an uncomfortable situation. Shopping at a department store, she would find a dress she liked and try it on. Size 6 was too small – but size 8 was, well, too big.

  • Chinese Shoppers Resort to Hand-Me-Down Hermes

    As China’s economy slows, shoppers are slowly overcoming the stigma of wearing“pre-owned” luxury goods.

  • Coach Still Sees Growth in China: CEO

    Unlike for many European luxury brands, China remains a strong market for Coach, Lew Frankfort, CEO of the high-end leather goods company, said Tuesday.

  • Mulberry Stock Plunge Sends Chill Down Luxury Sector

    Call it two-for-two. For the second time in as many months, a London-listed luxury company has warned on its profits, sending a shock wave through the luxury goods sector.

  • As Asia Slows, Luxury Watchmakers Count on Elite Buyers

    As Asia Slows, Luxury Watchmakers Count on Elite Buyers

  • A jewelry display in a luxury shopping mall in Shanghai

    A new study says there are 2,725 women in China worth $30 million or more. They are a huge market for luxury marketers — provided the luxury companies predict their desires accurately.

  • Luxury Market on the Move: Report

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan takes a look at a recent report that shows consumers are still shelling out money for luxury products, despite growing economic concerns among some businesses.

  • Mass Market and Luxury Retail Attractive: CEO

    Beat Wittmann, CEO & partner at Dynapartners, tells CNBC the characteristic of the last few years is that the mass market retailers like H&M and Zara will continue to do very well, as well as very high end luxury retail.

  • Will Amazon Be the New Fashion Catwalk?

    Big fashion brands are fretting over whether to offer their wares on Amazon as its move into clothing forces them to decide if the website is a lucrative new sales channel or a threat to their prestige

  • People walk in front of an Estee Lauder advertisement at a metro station in Shanghai, China.

    Many multinational companies simply create a new product or two specifically for the Chinese market. But the Estée Lauder Companies, which already sells 12 of its 28 cosmetics brands in China, is taking that concept further: adding an entirely new brand. The NYT reports.

  • Traders work on the floor of the London Metal Exchange in London, U.K., on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. Stocks dropped for an eighth day, the longest losing streak since January 2010, and commodities declined on concern the U.S. recovery is faltering. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    "In a normal year before 2008 you’d find 20 percent of the £2 million-plus market was  ‘City money’," says a London real-estate agent.

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    Adidas is hoping to inspire consumers with basketball star Derrick Rose's tale of recovery from an ACL injury with a campaign that gives consumers a peek behind the scenes. They also are not waiting for Rose's return to launch a new line of shoes and apparel under the D Rose logo.

  • Michael Kors Wraps Fashion Week With Color

    Michael Kors, Michael Kors honorary chairman & principal designer, discusses his newest collection, emphasizing "color" and accessories.

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    Burberry's profit warning signals a broader problem for the luxury market: China's slowdown.

  • Burberry Warns On 2013 Profit

    It's not the fact that Burberry are falling around 18 percent on a profit warning today, it is the fact that it was a profit warning at all. Steve Sedgwick analyses the group's long running decline in sales.

  • 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.

    Prices for luxury goods in China have slowed to their lowest rate since the depths of the financial crisis in 2009.

  • On August 21, a Chinese fisherman caught a rare fish worth over $475,000. As impressive a haul as that is, it didn’t represent the highest known payday for something caught from the sea.

  • Hermes Red Alligator Birkin Bag

    Increasingly frequent auctions for high-end handbags have begun to set records. A Hermes Birkin sold last year for $203,150; blue crocodile version at the same auction sold for $113,525.

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  • Some wealthy people flaunt their status with shows of conspicuous consumption, while others prefer to stay low-key. These preferences extend to their major purchases, from the type of houses they buy, the type of clothes that they wear and type of cars that they drive. an automotive information website headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., conducted a study of the most popular vehicles in the  as determined by the I.R.S. These included some of the usual places that one might expect, such as Low

    TrueCar.com, an automotive information website, conducted a study of the most popular vehicles in the most affluent zip codes. Check out what they found.