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  • May 22- Balenciaga, the Paris fashion house, has sued Steven Madden Ltd, accusing the footwear and accessories maker of trademark violations by copying the styling of its best-known handbag, known as a "motorcycle bag."

  • Elizabeth Arden exploring options as sales plunge Monday, 12 May 2014 | 5:09 PM ET

    U.S. cosmetics company Elizabeth Arden Inc said it is evaluating strategic alternatives, sending its shares down 16 percent after the bell.

  • May 2- Estee Lauder Cos Inc, known for its Clinique and MAC brands, raised its earnings forecast for the full year, driven by the launch of new skin care and makeup products. Estee Lauder said it expects global prestige beauty, to which the company belongs, to grow about 3 to 4 percent in 2014..

  • Watchmakers woo women to boost flagging sales Sunday, 6 Apr 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    BASEL, Switzerland, April 6- A recent advert from luxury watchmaker Omega shows a large, technologically-advanced timepiece. These customers' interest has waned little despite economic fluctuations- though the recent financial crisis hurt sales, it was followed by a stronger rebound that was driven by demand in China.

  • Lululemon forecasts lower first-quarter results Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 7:18 AM ET
    A sign is displayed on a Lululemon Athletica Inc. store in Pasadena, California.

    Lululemon Athletica forecast lower-than-expected current-quarter results, after posting a profit that was almost unchanged from a year earlier.

  • Not pretty: Tiffany swings to a loss on legal woes Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    Customers carry Tiffany & Co. shopping bags outside the company's flagship store in New York, March 18, 2014.

    Tiffany reported a loss in the fourth quarter, due primarily to losing an arbitration ruling involving The Swatch Group.

  • Nike warns FX fluctuations to slam profit Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 4:34 PM ET
    Nike sneakers sit on display at a Foot Locker store inside the South Park Mall in Strongsville, Ohio, March 4, 2014.

    Nike reported third-quarter earnings of 76 cents per share on revenue of $6.97 billion, outpacing Street estimates.

  • Luxury brands dogged by FX: Pro     Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 3:40 AM ET

    Allegra Perry, managing director at Cantor Fitzgerald, says currency movements have had a negative effect on luxury brands' earnings.

  • Chanel stitches up French tannery deal Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 6:38 PM ET
    Pedestrians cross the street in front of a Chanel SA store in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

    Chanel has acquired its long-time lamb hide provider in the latest purchase by a luxury brand of a partner that supplies top quality materials.

  • Is Abu Dhabi the next luxury goods hub?     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 1:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble takes a tour through Abu Dhabi's luxury goods market as high end brands open stores in the emirate.

  • Lane Crawford: See 90% annual growth in China     Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 10:23 PM ET

    Andrew Keith, President of Lane Crawford describes how the luxury firm is enjoying strong demand from Chinese customers.

  • Spanx's smooth operator     Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 8:16 AM ET

    Sara Blakely, Spanx founder & inventor, shares her story of how she founded her multi-billion dollar business.

  • Spanx founder and inventor Sara Blakely shares that she started her multibillion-dollar business by cutting the feet out of control-top pantyhose. She was selling fax machines when she came up with the idea for Spanx. Blakely is the reason you have to be bullish on America, says Warren Buffett.

  • Fewer buttons? Retailers skimping to boost profits Saturday, 28 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    It's not your imagination. That shirt you recently bought is wearing out faster than others you purchased years ago. It's all part of cost cutting.

  • NY Fashion Week's hottest looks Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 1:15 PM ET
    Naomi Campbell walks the runway during the DVF fashion show at MBFW Spring 2014 in New York.

    Pastels, cutouts and florals ruled the runway as Fashion Week kicked off in New York, showcasing the latest looks for the spring 2014 season.

  • Growth potential in Asia's luxury market     Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 12:22 AM ET

    Toby Iles, Economist at The Economist Intelligence Unit says a boost in household income will drive growth in Asia's luxury market. Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia joins in the discussion.

  • The mysterious Asian middleman behind your clothes Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 2:22 PM ET
    Demonstrators stand outside of the Li Fung tower in Hong Kong as they protest over what they say are unpaid wages owed to textile workers in Turkey by Li and Fung and garment brand Esprit.

    Li & Fung has long been on the cutting edge of globalization, chasing cheap labor to garment factories first in China, then elsewhere in Asia, including Bangladesh.

  • A 'brief' foray into a threadbare US sector Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    Jake Bronstein says he's discovered a largely untapped vein of demand for premium, American-made men's underwear.

  • An underwear 'kickstart' in the USA     Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 6:41 AM ET

    Jake Bronstein, CEO of Flint & Tinder, explains how his dismay with low-quality underwear led him to produce a high-end brand, which is made in America and becoming a multimillion-dollar business.

  • Burberry Deserves Re-Rating: Pro     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 3:15 AM ET

    Allegra Perry, managing director at Cantor Fitzgerald, tells CNBC that Burberry are experiencing high quality growth and they could experience some small upgrades in the market.