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  • Are Luxury Retail Stocks a Diamond in the Rough? Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 10:57 AM ET
    Tiffany Gift Box

    The luxury sector is usually resilient during economic downturns but this one is so severe, it’s taken luxe retailers — and their stocks — with it. So, does that mean it’s time to add a few baubles to your portfolio?

  • Luxury Brands Struggle to Attract Clients Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    With even the rich feeling financially pinched, businesses are quietly offering discounts on everything from spa services to private jets.

  • Even In Crisis, Demand for Exotic Handbags Persists Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 12:27 PM ET

    Home foreclosures are up, the market is down, unemployment is high, and consumer spending is flat. These days, nobody wants to buy a five-figure handbag—or do they? Portfolio.com reports.

  • New York's Fashion Week Kicks Off Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 10:29 AM ET
    DKNY Spring 2009Protestors from PETA rushed the runway of the DKNY show during New York Fashion Week.

    The billion dollar business that is Fashion Week kicks off with its presentation of Spring 2009 lines. Check out the highlights!

  • Miami Fashion Week Swim 2009 Collections Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 3:32 PM ET
    Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim is presented annually in Miami Beach, Florida, at The Raleigh Hotel. Coinciding with the swimwear industry's largest trade show, the invitation only event provides a runway platform for designers' swimwear and resort collections with exposure to national and international media, style setters and fashionistas.

    This invitation-only event provides a runway platform for designers' swimwear and resort collections with exposure to national and international media, style setters and fashionistas.

  • Following are the week's biggest winners and losers, including a couple of well-known household goods companies, a luxury brand and a couple of techs thrown in for good measure.

  • Economic Woes Weigh on Euro Earnings Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 4:16 AM ET

    Despite Tele2's forecast-beating results and Julius Baer's smaller-than-anticipated profit loss, earnings around Europe met analysts' forecasts on Wednesday.

  • Even the Wealthy Are Being Prudent Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 5:24 AM ET

    The music doesn't sound so sweet over at high-end audio-visual equipment maker Bang & Olufsen. The Danish company announced a downgrade on profit expectations for the year this morning.

  • LVMH Wins Compensation from eBay for Fakes Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 9:07 AM ET

    A French court ordered eBay to pay 38.6 million euros ($61 million) to luxury goods group LVMH for allowing the sale of fake merchandise, in a ruling immediately appealed by the online auction website.

  • Investing in a Tough European Retail Environment Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 11:12 AM ET

    UK retailers took a beating Thursday as Home Retail and Carphone Warehouse struck a more pessimistic tone about the prospects of consumer spending.

  • Big Swiss Stocks for Your Portfolio Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 11:13 AM ET

    Switzerland’s leading stock index, the SMI, has fallen more than 21 percent over the last twelve months, but investment opportunities are emerging with certain large-cap well-positioned stocks such as Roche and Swatch, Maximilian Muench, head of Swiss equities research at UBS told CNBC.

  • Tiffany Profit Beats View, Hikes Outlook Friday, 30 May 2008 | 11:01 AM ET
    Tiffany

    Tiffany posted higher-than-expected quarterly profit Friday, boosted by strong sales in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and to tourists at its Manhattan flagship store, and the U.S. jeweler raised its full-year outlook, pushing its shares up 4 percent.

  • Coach to Make Aggressive Push into China Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 4:41 AM ET

    U.S. handbag maker Coach says the China region will make up over 4 percent of its turnover by 2013 as it expands into 100 cities across the country over the next 10 to 15 years, betting its increasingly well-heeled consumers will demand more brand-name products.

  • Coach to Buy Retail Business From Distributor Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 10:14 PM ET

    U.S. handbag maker Coach on Wednesday said it will acquire its own domestic retail businesses in Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China from its current distributor, the ImagineX group.

  • Sell Block: Coach Gets Sprung Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 6:39 PM ET

    Not everything in retail is for sale. Find out why Cramer has changed his mind on this high-end stock.

  • Ebay to Cut 125 Jobs in Europe, North America Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 4:27 PM ET

    EBay said Thursday it is cutting 125 jobs in Europe and North America, including 70 positions at the online auctioneer's headquarters in San Jose, Calif.

  • Tele Atlas Shares Rally on TomTom Takeover Hopes Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 10:14 AM ET

    Shares in digital map maker Tele Atlas rallied on Thursday on hopes EU regulators will approve its 2.9 billion euro ($4.48 billion) takeover by TomTom, Europe's largest maker of car navigation devices.

  • BMW Targets Higher 2008 Profit Despite Headwinds Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 8:41 AM ET

    BMW, the world's largest premium carmaker, forecast higher underlying profit in 2008 asit keeps margins at its core automotive business at least steady despite high raw material costs and a strong euro.

  • Swatch CEO Upbeat on 2008, Despite Gold, Currencies Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 5:16 AM ET

    Watchmaker Swatch Group gave an upbeat outlook for 2008 on Friday, helped by the Olympic Games, despite headwinds from currency swings and soaring raw material prices.

  • PPR Net Profit Jumps, Expects More Gains in 2008 Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 12:43 PM ET

    French retailer PPR said on Wednesday 2007 net profit rose 34.6 percent, helped by strong results at its luxury and African trading divisions and its acquisition of German sportswear group Puma.

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