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  • Prada Shares Attractive Despite Post-IPO Rally: Pros Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 7:54 PM ET
    The Prada store in Milan, Italy.

    Luxury retailer Prada’s shares have rallied 17 percent since the company’s initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong just over a month ago, outperforming the Hang Seng Index. The stock now trades at a valuation of about 26.5 times current earnings, a significant premium over the industry average of 20 times earnings.

  • Bling Bling, Baby Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 10:58 AM ET

    Andrew Block, COO of renowned Jacob & Co. Jewelers, brought it for me. Notice that I say “brought” it, not bought it. I wish I could say it was a gift (perhaps for Bastille Day? or a Happy Monday?) but, alas, it seems diamonds are not this girl’s best friend.

  • Gap Needs an Image Makeover in China Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 7:33 PM ET
    Gap jeans

    Attempting to offset dwindling growth in America, Gap executed a grand opening in China last year. However, a year on it has failed to grab much of the 16 percent retail sales growth in the country.

  • Prada Lacks Strong Brand Loyalty in China: Analyst Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 11:38 PM ET

    Italian fashion house Prada posted small gains on its trading debut in Hong Kong on Friday, and one analyst says he wouldn’t buy its shares right now because the retailer simply doesn’t have the same level of recognition in China as other luxury brands. 

  • Cashing in on Luxury     Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 1:35 PM ET

    The US economy may be in a soft spot but consumers in China are still spending money, and luxury retailers are cashing in, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • As China’s Workers Get a Raise, Companies Fret Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 11:52 PM ET

    The rising labor costs for companies that supply Chinese goods to the West may result in higher consumer prices. The NYT reports.

  • Burberry Embarks on Expansion Drive Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 6:17 AM ET

    Burberry is embarking on an aggressive store expansion plan after announcing pre-tax profit rose almost 40 percent to 296 million pounds ($482 million) in the year to April.

  • Eco-Tourism: No Longer Just The Rich & Fashionable Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:51 AM ET
    Cuzco, Peru

    Like other parts of the travel industry, eco-tourism was hammered by the global recession but is on the comeback trail, as operators expand beyond its traditional high-end core.

  • Why Home Gamers Need to Ignore the Pundits Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 6:31 PM ET

    Commentators are worried how inflation and higher raw costs might affect retailers, but Cramer thinks those fears are overblown.

  • Cramer thinks it could be, but to be sure, he spoke with the company's CEO.

  • Spray Tan, Killer Heels in Britain's 'Tartiest' Towns Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:01 AM ET
    CARDIFF, WALES - JULY 24:  A girl wearing fancy dress walks between the various pubs and clubs in Cardiff city centre on July 24, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales. The Coalition government is widely expected to introduce new laws to give increased powers for local councils to curb binge drinking and to take action in areas plagued by alcohol-influenced crime and disorder. The previous government controversially introduced 24hr licensing in 2005 when it was hoped would introduce a cafe culture society to B

    A new poll reveals 68 percent of Manchester women would never hit the nightlife in heels less than three inches high, while 70 percent of women in Bristol confessed they had gone commando at least once in their lifetime. But Cardiff's women are the 'tartiest' of them all.

  • Know the Different Kinds of Growth Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 7:47 PM ET

    Cramer explains why some growth stories are better than others.

  • Cramer's Top 5 Things to Watch Next Week Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 6:24 PM ET

    Mark your calendars. The "Mad Money" host deems these upcoming events noteworthy.

  • US Consumers Warm Up to Luxury Again Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 11:52 AM ET

    There is one market, far away from Asia, which may surprise in 2011: the USA, according to Frederic de Narp, CEO and President of diamond giant Harry Winston.