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  • Can Adidas be 'cool' again? One exec thinks so Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:36 PM ET
    An Adidas Store is shown at the Galleria Mall in Houston.

    Can Adidas recover from 7 percent sales slip to become 'cool' again in the U.S.?

  • 13 stocks that beat Warren Buffett Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:16 AM ET
    Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James sits on the base line in front of Warren Buffett, left, in an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Cleveland.

    These 13 stocks have beat the growth of Berkshire Hathaway in the years since 1985. USA Today reports.

  • Want a custom suit? Good luck finding a tailor Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Custom suit

    Prices are rising for custom suits, and it's taking longer to make them, because there is a shortage of quality tailors.

  • Would you wear couture made from bits of old car? Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    From meat dresses to double-denim and fluorescent pink faux fur. It’s safe to say that the fashion industry has seen it all… or has it?

  • PARIS, Feb 13- French cosmetics giant L'Oreal on Friday said it expected the weak euro and slump in oil prices to boost consumption in many regions such as Western Europe and help it increase profits substantially this year. The maker of Lancome cream and Yves Saint Laurent perfume said sales in Western Europe, where it made a third of revenue, enjoyed their...

  • UA's celebrity image plan: CEO   Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 7:46 AM ET
    UA's celebrity image plan: CEO

    Kevin Plank, Under Armour CEO, discusses celebrity endorsement deals, including Tom Brady and competing with Nike.

  • Under Armour's fitness connection: CEO   Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 7:32 AM ET
    Under Armour's fitness connection: CEO

    Wearables will equal apparel one day, says Kevin Plank, Under Armour CEO, discussing his company's digital fitness strategy.

  • Swatch CEO: SNB's move is a tourism disaster   Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    Swatch CEO: SNB's move is a tourism disaster

    Nick Hayek Jr, CEO of Swatch Group, says the Swiss Franc is a "psychological problem" following the SNB's recent move.

  • These sectors will be hit by the SNB's shock move

    Jon Cox, head of European consumer equities at Kepler Cheuvreux, discusses the sectors that will be hard-hit by the Swiss National Bank's move to end the franc's euro peg.

  • 'Nanowire' clothing could cut your heating bills Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    A woman braces from the cold during the morning commute in New York City November 25, 2013 as temperatures dropped into the lower 30's(F).

    Scientists coated fabric with a nearly invisible substance that can supercharge winter clothing and cut down on household heating.

  • Coach nearing deal to buy Stuart Weitzman -source Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 7:42 PM ET

    Jan 5- Accessories retailer Coach Inc is nearing a deal to buy privately held women's luxury shoe company Stuart Weitzman Holdings LLC for about $600 million, according to a person familiar with the matter. Buyout firm Sycamore Partners acquired Stuart Weitzman last year as part of its $2.2 billion purchase of Jones Group Inc, the fashion company that owns...

  • *Fosun Intl moves to new insurance-based business model. A Club Med takeover would represent the most significant co-investment between Fosun and Fidelidade, the Portuguese insurance firm Fosun forked out $1.29 billion to buy in May, and advance Guo's goal of turning his Shanghai- based manufacturing and real estate-focused conglomerate into a...

  • Which US retailer is poised for a holiday haul?   Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 9:32 PM ET
    Which US retailer is poised for a holiday haul?

    Paul Swinand, Equity Analyst at Morningstar, expects Macy's and Target to see good sales in the upcoming holiday season while Kohl's may continue to struggle. He also explains what that means for investment strategy.

  • Estee Lauder snaps up third luxury brand in a month Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    Nov 7- Estee Lauder Cos Inc bought French luxury perfume brand Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, its third acquisition in less than a month as the company looks to boost its portfolio of high-end luxury perfumes and skin care brands. The Frédéric Malle fragrances, which cost upwards of $150, are sold through five standalone stores in Paris and New York.

  • *Coty agrees to buy Bourjois from Chanel. *To pay for Bourjois with 15 Class A Coty shares. PARIS, Oct 7- US cosmetics group Coty said on Tuesday it had made a binding offer to buy French make-up brand Bourjois from Chanel and give the family-owned French luxury company a stake in Coty worth an estimated $240 million.

  • Nike earnings beat estimates; shares edge higher Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    Nike reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday.

  • Matching luxe handbags—for you and Fido Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 3:13 PM ET
    Your own handbag plus a miniature replica ‘pawbag’ for your pooch.

    Just when you thought the pampered pet craze had gone too far, a luxury company has just come up with a new badge of excess: The pawbag.

  • 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.