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  • Retailers Fear an Un-Merry Christmas Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 10:22 AM ET

    Shoppers may be thinking about spring, but some retailers are reluctantly setting their sights on Christmas.

  • Why a Long-Time Bear Has Turned Bullish Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 9:05 AM ET

    A series of factors have emerged which have persuaded Michael Browne, portfolio manager at Sofaer Global Research, to become a bull after two years of bearishness, as the recent selloff is a "nice opportunity" to be investing in value stocks.

  • Is this the Year of the Recessionista? Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 4:20 AM ET

    The current global slowdown is hitting those in every economic category, as even the very wealthy rein in spending.

  • Barbie Turns 50 Fashion Show Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 11:56 AM ET
    17 Feb 2009Barbie turns 50 this March but the classic doll was still turning heads recently at New York's Fashion Week, where models styled as Mattel's fashion icon took to the catwalk in designer outfits.Over 50 world-renowned fashion designers, such as Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Tommy Hilfilger and Calvin Klein came together for the first time ever in New York and showcased real-size, Barbie-inspired looks.

    Over 50 world-renowned fashion designers came together for the first time ever in New York and showcased real-size, Barbie-inspired looks. Check out the photos!

  • Despite Economy, the Show Must Go On in Hollywood Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 9:35 AM ET
    Hollywood

    It's a city where perception is reality and image is everything. But Hollywood is having trouble keeping up appearances in the midst of the nation's economic downturn, even during its splashiest, most self-celebratory time: awards season.

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    The trustee overseeing the liquidation of Mr. Madoff’s brokerage firm has asked a federal bankruptcy judge to allow him to cancel leases on six luxury vehicles that the firm had rented, the New York Times reports.

  • Barack-Tails Monday, 19 Jan 2009 | 11:10 AM ET
    In the days leading to the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, the buzz is building about the inaugural balls. And what’s a party without a few cocktails?  Here’s a sampling of the special cocktails being served at the celebrations, along with their recipes.

    Here’s a sampling of the special cocktails being served at the inaugural celebrations, along with their recipes.

  • Tiffany: Options Clues Ahead of Sales Report Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 3:08 PM ET

    A large put trade has been made in Tiffany as its shares have fallen ahead of its holiday sales report Wednesday. One trader this morning bought 10,000 of the January 20 puts...

  • 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.