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  • Emma Watson wearing a white one-shouldered custom-made Burberry dress with a central split.

    High street retailers have had a tough year in 2011, but Burberry is bucking the trend. A global slowdown and Europe’s still-unfolding sovereign debt crisis sets a dark cloud over the luxury market, but the British maker of trenchcoats and handbags turned in strong results earlier Tuesday.

  • Retail stocks dipped slightly midday, but the “Fast Money” pros still see bright spots away from ultra-luxury names.

  • Tiffany Cuts Forecasts, Nike's New High

    Insight on why Tiffany & Co. has reduced its full-year earnings forecast just as Nike nears a new all-time high, with Paul Swinand, Morningstar equity analyst.

  • Stock charts suggest to technical analyst Abigail Doolittle that Tiffany and Coach shares are heading south.

  • Shares of many luxury-goods purveyors are up by double-digits over the past three months. One analyst from TheStreet.com details nine stocks that could benefit from wealthy people paying up for name-brand goods.

  • Holiday Retail Winners & Losers

    Checking in on which company's experienced higher retail sales than others, with Richard Jaffe, Stifel Nicolaus softlines retail analyst.

  • If you want to be a model, a bike messenger or a ball boy, it pays to be young. However, if you want a job in which you’re expected to convey reliability, wisdom or gravitas, people over 50 have the advantage. They’ve been around the block a few times, and they have years of hard-earned knowledge with which no amount of postgraduate education can compete.However, job-hunters over the age of 50 may be apprehensive about what’s out there. Will they be written off prematurely thanks to ageism? Will

    It pays to be young. but if you want to convey reliability, wisdom or gravitas, people over age 50 have the edge. See the new careers for workers over 50.

  • New Era of Headware

    CNBC's Darren Rovell reports on New Era, a company that opened it's 11th flagship store in Los Angeles this month and provides headware for sports teams. Also, Pete Augustine, New Era president weighs in.

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

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    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

    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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?

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    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.

  • 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?

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    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.

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

  • 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.