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  • A model walks the runway at the BCBG Max Azria Autumn Winter 2012 fashion show during New York Fashion Week.

    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.

  • Nordstrom Off The Rack

    High-end department store Nordstrom is funneling its returned and worn shoes to its Nordstrom Rack outlet stores. A look at what this practice means for the Nordstrom brand. Is there a fine line between being an outlet store and a thrift store?

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    As hoteliers focus on wooing the high-spending Chinese tourists, they risk losing their core Western guests.

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

    Chinese shoppers have become a fixture of the luxury retail scene in the US and Europe, drawn by much cheaper prices than at home. But many upscale brands have yet to bond with China’s million millionaires. The Financial Times reports.

  • A BCBG model

    If people buy what designers are selling them, times are good.

  • Models walk the runway at the BCBG Max Azria Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

    If hemlines are reliable predictors of economic or market trends, we may be headed for a slower economy and falling market.

  • Bloggers sit front row at the Rebecca Minkoff Show. From Left to Right: Aimee Song of Song of Style, Christina Cardona of Trop Rouge and Carolina Engman of Fashion Squad.

    Just as blogging platforms and social media gave voice to new tastemakers and opened a door for bloggers participate in collaborations with fashion designers and to sit in the coveted front row at fashion shows, Polyvore is exerting its own force on the industry, and evidence of this was very clear at this week's New York Fashion Week.

  • These mistakes could have been avoided if short-sellers followed Cramer’s advice.

  • The "Mad Money" host reveals his earnings expectations for both companies.

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    While Valentine's Day in the U.K. may not be as “in your face” as it is in the U.S., the British are catching on quickly to the American love affair with the commercialized holiday.

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    If retailers are looking for growth in clothing sales, they might want to focus on men. IBM projects that men’s apparel sales will rise nearly 8.3 percent in the first quarter, far outpacing other retail categories.

  • A BCBG model

    In an industry known for extravagance, simpler designs with a ladylike twist will blanket the Lincoln Center runway at Fashion Week for the Fall 2012 season, industry experts predict.

  • New York Fashion Week kicks off its fall runway shows Feb. 9, and the “Fast Money” traders highlight stocks with pizzazz.

  • Cramer's High End Retail Pick: COH or TIF?

    Mad Money's Cramer drills down to find the best high-end retail play, and finds Coach is the total winner now, but only on a pullback in the stock.

  • Find out what earnings and IPO are in the "Mad Money" host's game plan.

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    As China’s economy slows, Hong Kong-based luxury goods distributor Jebsen & Co. is seeing early signs of weaker consumer demand. CNBC’s Christine Tan spoke to Group Managing Director Helmuth Hennig about prospects in China, a country that is expected to surpass Japan as the world’s biggest luxury market this year.