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  • Scenes From the Inaugural Lingerie Fashion Week Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 4:23 PM ET

    Showcasing the latest in the big business of skimpy, several designers hit the runway during the inaugural Lingerie Fashion Week.

  • If you loved fashion week, you'll love it with even less clothes! Several designers will hit the runway this weekend in the first ever Lingerie Fashion Week.

  • Coach's Longtime CEO Lew Frankfort Leaving in 2014 Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    Lew Frankfort, CEO of Coach Inc.

    Coach's longtime Chief Executive Lew Frankfort will step down in January 2014 and be replaced by the executive who oversaw the upscale leather-goods maker's successful expansion in Asia.

  • Behind Closed Doors: Inside Fashion Week Fall 2013 Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    What does it take to get catwalk ready? To give you an idea of the time, energy and coordination that goes into a show, CNBC goes behind the scenes to profile Mara Hoffman at New York Fashion Week.

  • How Target Rebounded From Holiday Disappointment Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    In the company's first designer collection after its Neiman Marcus collaboration disappointed analysts, Target has already sold out of several items online while also avoiding the website crashes that have plagued past successful launches.

  • Why Luxury Brands Are Celebrating China New Year Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    The Year of the Snake.

    As Chinese tourists travel abroad for New Year this week, they will show why the Chinese consumer is considered the top spender in luxury worldwide.

  • Gilt Glitters Despite Sluggish Economy   Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 8:43 AM ET
    Gilt Glitters Despite Sluggish Economy

    Susan Lyne, Gilt chairman, discusses how e-shoppers are hitting luxury gold at bargain prices on the Internet.

  • Nike Earnings Fall, but Beat Street Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 5:12 PM ET
    Nike shoes are displayed at Modell's Sporting Goods in Philadelphia.

    Nike says its second-quarter net income fell 18 percent as the European economy remained weak and growth slowed in China.

  • Stuff These Luxuries in Your Stockings Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 2:41 PM ET

    Many presents fit comfortably in a stocking convey indulgence and extravagance. CNBC.com presents 10 luxury gifts whose small sizes are offset by large price tags.

  • How to Play the Luxury Bright Spot   Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:18 AM ET
    How to Play the Luxury Bright Spot

    Does your portfolio deserve a little more luxury? Liz Dunn, Macquarie Capital analyst, and Edward Yruma, KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst, weigh in with the play on Coach.

  • Mulberry Stock Plunge Sends Chill Down Luxury Sector Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 7:25 AM ET
    Mulberry Stock Plunge Sends Chill Down Luxury Sector

    Call it two-for-two. For the second time in as many months, a London-listed luxury company has warned on its profits, sending a shock wave through the luxury goods sector.

  • As Asia Slows, Luxury Watchmakers Count on Elite Buyers

    As Asia Slows, Luxury Watchmakers Count on Elite Buyers

  • What Do Wealthy Chinese Women Want? Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 11:08 AM ET
    A jewelry display in a luxury shopping mall in Shanghai

    A new study says there are 2,725 women in China worth $30 million or more. They are a huge market for luxury marketers — provided the luxury companies predict their desires accurately.

  • Will Amazon Be the New Fashion Catwalk? Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:13 AM ET
    Will Amazon Be the New Fashion Catwalk?

    Big fashion brands are fretting over whether to offer their wares on Amazon as its move into clothing forces them to decide if the website is a lucrative new sales channel or a threat to their prestige

  • China’s Rich May Be Loving Luxury Goods Too Much Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 3:29 PM ET
    A man walks past a billboard outside a shopping mall housing luxury brands in Shanghai.

    Luxury sales in China may slow, as the handbag bingers cut back and China's millionaires become over-extended.

  • Texas Postal Worker Is Artist Behind Hermes Scarves Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 3:28 PM ET
    Hermes scarf designed by Kermit Oliver.

    The only American designer of Hermes scarves is a postal worker in Waco, Tex.

  • People walk in front of an Estee Lauder advertisement at a metro station in Shanghai, China.

    Many multinational companies simply create a new product or two specifically for the Chinese market. But the Estée Lauder Companies, which already sells 12 of its 28 cosmetics brands in China, is taking that concept further: adding an entirely new brand. The NYT reports.

  • London's Luxury Firms Look East as City Bonuses Shrink Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 1:50 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the London Metal Exchange in London, U.K., on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. Stocks dropped for an eighth day, the longest losing streak since January 2010, and commodities declined on concern the U.S. recovery is faltering. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    "In a normal year before 2008 you’d find 20 percent of the £2 million-plus market was  ‘City money’," says a London real-estate agent.

  • Kate Middleton Fashion Favorite Bets on China Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 7:24 AM ET
    Model backstage at Alice Temperley at London Fashion Week

    British designer and Middleton sister favorite Alice Temperley sees no signs of a slowdown in Chinese demand for her products. This is a special report from CNBC.com.

  • Attacks on Bling in China Add to Luxury's Woes Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 12:22 PM ET
    Chinese-shoppers-in-front-of-cartier_200.jpg

    Burberry's profit warning signals a broader problem for the luxury market: China's slowdown.