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  • For Her: Trendiest Holiday Gifts, 2011 Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 1:41 PM ET
    The Halloween costumes are packed away and stores are piping in the carols, it is a signal: Get ready for the busiest shopping season of the year. Consumers plan to spend an average of $704.18 on gifts this year, down 2.1 percent from a year ago, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2011 Holiday Consumer survey. To make those dollars count, shoppers want to know they’re buying the right gift. “In 2009, it was all about personal, practical gifts, and last year consumers wanted to treat t

    To make your shopping easier, here’s a guide that offers up ideas that should suit you if you want to give something trendy or something practical, or a little of both.

  • Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, explains how the team combs through the earnings reports each day and highlights upside for Deckers.

  • Cold Weather Effect on Retail     Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 12:22 PM ET

    A look at how record cold weather for October is impacting sales at retailers like Ralph Lauren and Nike, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Why Retailers Are Stuck in a 'Stockdale Economy' Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 12:18 PM ET

    Consumers have been giving in to their desire to feel good with retail therapy. Their willingness to open their wallets wider has helped push earnings up and retailers to recent 52-week highs.

  • Movie Fantasy Jobs Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 1:31 PM ET
    Movies have glamorized many occupations over the years. The films of Humphrey Bogart let viewers live vicariously as street-smart private eyes. James Bond made audience members imagine themselves as debonair, globe-hopping spies with exotic seductresses in every port of call. And Clint Eastwood’s westerns made people visualize themselves as the frontier’s messengers of bloody vengeance.What these films failed to do was accurately convey a picture of their main characters’ day-to-day finances. Wa

    CNBC.com considered how famous movie characters made their living. We found what their salaries would be in real life, then determined if they could really afford to live in that apartment, drive that car, or eat at that restaurant.

  • Coach CEO Talks Earnings     Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 3:46 PM ET

    Lew Frankfort, Coach chairman & CEO, shares insight on hot bags and hot profits at the company.

  • Retail Stocks on Fire     Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 12:41 PM ET

    A look at retail stocks like Nike, Limited and Ralph Lauren, with the Fast Money crew.

  • A Retail Stock on Cramer’s Radar Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 6:31 PM ET

    This off-price retail company has been making new highs, and it’s a name the “Mad Money” host wants on his shopping list.

  • Liz Claiborne Needed Focus; Now Needs New Name: CEO Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 1:30 PM ET
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    Liz Claiborne needed to be refocused, even at the cost of selling its namesake clothing line, CEO William McComb told CNBC Friday.

  • Sears Shares Feel Pressure     Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 2:15 PM ET

    Sears shares are down more than 50% since October 2006 when the company was bought out by hedge fund manager Eddie Lampert. Paul Swinand, Morningstar analyst, discusses what's next for the company.

  • Inventions That Killed Businesses Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 4:35 PM ET
    The forward march of technology is both unforgiving and unstoppable. As it mercilessly weeds out the old in favor of the new, once beloved products and services become less favored by consumers, while others simply become obsolete.It’s always been this way. The horse and buggy was once the dominant means of travel for Americans, but once the automobile was invented formerly solvent buggy makers found themselves out of a job.This dynamic repeats itself whenever a new invention comes along that si

    What follows is a list of products and services that became so indispensable to consumers that they instantly lost interest in their previous favorites.

  • VF Corp Stock Off the Charts     Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 1:47 PM ET

    VF Corporation, a global apparel and footwear manufacturer, is up over 50% this year, with Jeffrey Klinefelter, Piper Jaffray.

  • Li Ning Raises Concerns for Chinese Brands Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 9:31 PM ET
    Li Ning shoes are on display

    The trials and tribulations the sportswear company, Li Ning, founded by the famous athlete can be seen as a proxy for the fortunes of Brand China. The FT reports.

  • Teen Spending Habits: Which Brands are Hot     Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 1:34 PM ET

    Despite the turbulent economy, many retailers say they will hire as many temporary workers for the holiday season as last year. Analyzing teen shopping trends, and which stores are hot, with Jeff Klinefelter, Piper Jaffray.

  • China Slowdown Impacts on Fashion Brands     Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 6:15 AM ET

    Ian Neale, CEO of Quintessentially Travel Group and Stephen Lussier, CEO of De Beers, Forevermark, discussed on CNBC how global economic events are impacting high-end fashion and other luxury sectors.

  • Burberry's Global Marketplace     Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 3:20 PM ET

    Angela Ahrendts, Burberry Group CEO, discusses what's behind the company's 34% jump in total revenue in their latest quarter.

  • Inventions By Kids Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 2:37 PM ET
    Most kids are creative—they color and make up games—but some kids get  creative and use their imagination to invent new products.“Kids are natural innovators,” said Jon Dudas, who used to work for the but is now the president of an organization designed to help foster innovations by kids in science and technology.Dudas said Dean Kamen, the founder of FIRST and the inventor of the Segway personal transporter, got his first patent for an insulin pump when he was 17 years old. “His mom had to sign

    Did you know that the popsicle, ear muffs AND the trampoline were invented by kids? Here are 10 cool and inspiring inventions by kids — and how they did it!

  • Ralph Lauren: Buy, Hold or Sell?     Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 1:40 PM ET

    Ralph Lauren gained 60% for one-year, recently hitting an all-time high. But today, shares are down due to two downgrades by Citi and S&P. So is it time to buy or time to sell? Christine Chen, Needham & Company, discusses.

  • Retail Rally on Wall Street     Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 12:51 PM ET

    the Fast Money traders discuss the signs of life in retail, with Brian Sozzi, analyst at Wall Street Strategies.

  • Reebok Settles EasyTone Case     Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 10:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell has the details on Reebok refunding customers over unsubstantiated EasyTone claims.

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