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

    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.

  • Sept 29- Perfume and cosmetics maker Coty Inc said Chief Executive Michele Scannavini had stepped down for personal reasons, sending the company's shares down as much as 3 percent.

  • CARACAS, Sept 26- Venezuela's famed models and aspiring beauty queens are struggling to doll themselves up as shortages turn eye shadow and breast implants into coveted luxuries. "I exhaust myself visiting pharmacies, I look everywhere for makeup," said Ileanne Davila, a 19 year-old civil engineering student and model.

  • Farah left Ralph Lauren in May as executive vice chairman after serving as president and chief operating officer for nearly 14 years. Ralph Lauren's annual revenue more than tripled to $7.45 billion in 2014 from $1.95 billion in 2000 during Farah's tenure.

  • 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.

  • 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's butt her inspiration (full interview)  Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 8:16 AM ET

    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.