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  • Emma Watson wearing a white one-shouldered custom-made Burberry dress with a central split.

    High street retailers have had a tough year in 2011, but Burberry is bucking the trend. A global slowdown and Europe’s still-unfolding sovereign debt crisis sets a dark cloud over the luxury market, but the British maker of trenchcoats and handbags turned in strong results earlier Tuesday.

  • 9 Rich-Kid Stocks Bucking the Terrible Economy Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 1:06 PM ET

    Shares of many luxury-goods purveyors are up by double-digits over the past three months. One analyst from TheStreet.com details nine stocks that could benefit from wealthy people paying up for name-brand goods.

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

    Any pull back in spending by wealthy Chinese could spell disaster for the luxury goods industry, which is looking to China for growth as markets in Japan and Europe slow.

  • Top 10 Luxurious Ski Homes Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 3:49 PM ET
    Some people avoid winter, either by living in warmer climes or fleeing when winter looms. Others embrace it and head for the hills to strap on the skis or snowboards. These people need places to unwind after a day of romping in the powder.The editors at  put together a list of some prime ski homes, all of them for sale.The houses typically reflect a love for the outdoors, often featuring walls of windows, fireplaces and rustic beams and stone fireplaces. They’re all great for groups and have ent

    Click on to see these luxurious mansions, ranked from least expensive to most, many of which are ski-in/ski-out.

  • Banned Luxury Goods Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 10:11 AM ET
    In November 2011, West Hollywood, Calif., became the first city in the U.S. to ban the sale of clothing made of animal fur. The ban goes into effect in , and animal rights activists are hopeful that it will lead other cities to adopt similar measures and, ultimately, end the practice of using animal fur entirely.If history is any indication, even an all-out nationwide ban on animal fur is unlikely to squelch demand. Rather, the likelihood is that it would simply create a black market for such it

    Many luxury goods have existed for centuries and enjoyed widespread popularity despite official bans. What are some in-demand luxury goods that have been banned?

  • 2011 Top S&P Stocks: No. 25 Ralph Lauren Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 2:05 PM ET

    The apparel maker saw a 31 percent year-to-date increase in its stock price, but now might not be the time to buy it, Fast Money pros said.

  • One California Mall's Laid-Back Plan for Black Friday Friday, 25 Nov 2011 | 11:44 AM ET
    Santa Monica Place

    As retailers race to earlier and earlier opening times, kicking off Black Friday on Thanksgiving Day, one California shopping mall is taking a more laid-back approach.

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    Global brands must localize . No longer does simply transporting what worked in the Western world to markets like China work. 

  • Nordstrom bag

    Wealthy Americans may appear to the masses as a unified group, but there is divergence in the attitudes of the rich toward holiday spending this year – which means that the key to how the holiday season unfolds may rest in the hands of the wealthiest.

  • The grand opening Louis Vuitton shop in Hong Kong.

    Too many people are beginning to own a Louis Vuitton in China. which is eroding the luxury brand's exclusivity.

  • Luxury Gifts for the Holidays 2011 Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 11:59 AM ET
    'Tis the time for giving. This holiday season, affluent consumers are becoming more comfortable with their spending. On average, affluent households spend more than four times the average family on holiday gifts, according to the National Retail Federation industry trade group. “After four plus years of reprioritizing and realigning their spending to match their values, affluent consumers are feeling quite good about themselves and their ability to maintain — and even increase — their family’s h

    For those who want to spare no expense, there are plenty of fashionable items that are on trend. Click for some luxurious gift ideas.

  • Luxury Back in Fashion Despite Downturn Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 9:48 AM ET
    Aligator Purse

    The market for luxury goods has come back with a bang in the past couple of years, despite volatility elsewhere in the market.

  • Why Is Luxury So Resilient?   Saturday, 15 Oct 2011 | 7:00 AM ET
    Why Is Luxury So Resilient?

    At a time when consumers are supposed to be tightening their belts, why has the luxury sector remained so resilient? CNBC explores this question in a debate with the CEOs of Rolls-Royce, Burberry, De Beers and Quintessentially.

  • Investment Theory Often 'Plain Wrong': Hermes CIO Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 6:48 AM ET
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    Investment theory is over complicated and often wrong, escalating financial crises like the one in 2008 and currently within the euro zone, Saker Nusseibeh, CIO at Hermes and Chairman of The 300 Club told CNBC.

  • Price of Lake Boats Up, Cigars Down for Rich Swiss Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 9:45 AM ET
    Switzerland

    Living it up in Switzerland has become even more pricey, a new report shows, despite falls in prices for imported goods such as cigars and champagne which have become more affordable thanks to the rise in the Swiss franc.

  • Big Tiffany Shareholder Sells A Bit Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 11:12 AM ET
    Tiffany Gift Box

    As regular readers know, we follow shares of Tiffany & Co very closely—perhaps obsessively—at NetNet.

  • Proenza Schouler Runway Spring 2012

    Instant shopping site Moda Operandi offers consumers the chance to preorder next season’s clothes days or even hours after they’ve appeared on runways. That’s long before the spring and summer looks that debuted over the past eight days of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York hit the stores. That is, if some of the more fantastic or theatrical pieces even make it there at all.

  • What Happens When Youth No Longer Drives Fashion Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 12:58 PM ET
    A model walks the runway at the Rachel Comey Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Pier 59 Studios on September 7, 2011 in New York City.

    Youth is no longer driving fashion, and younger lines are wisely "aging," said fashion trend forecaster David Wolfe. And this is having an effect on the clothes designers are creating.

  • Diamond Prices Soar on Asian Demand Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 11:53 PM ET
    Tiffany Diamond Rings

    Diamonds have emerged as a haven investment alongside favorites gold and the Swiss franc, with surging demand from Asian buyers driving prices of the precious stones.  The FT reports.

  • What $1 Million Buys You Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 6:30 PM ET
    Who hasn’t spent at least a few daydreaming moments fantasizing about spending money? Not just a few hundred bucks either, but huge, irresponsible sums of money, all on completely unnecessary luxury items? Most of us probably have, but sadly, reality tends to intervene. Just as we’re settling into a meditation about a chartered plane jetting us off to Aruba, the memory of that unpaid and overdue $250 phone bill intrudes and throws cold water on the fantasy.If one were to make a completely uneduc

    $1 million isn’t what it used to be, in part because a lot of people don’t know how far it can go, and the amount of time and effort that it would take to spend it.