Apparel Accessories and Luxury Goods


  • Remo Ruffini, chairman of Moncler, hits back at the criticism that the company only offers down jackets, saying the luxury retailer could look at knitwear and shoes in the future.

  • Remo Ruffini, chairman of Moncler, says he does not take notice of the company's numbers but focuses on the quality of the product.

  • Moncler shares soar over 40% on debut     Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 3:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Claudia Pensotti reports on Moncler's IPO which saw the share price soar over 40% from the 10.20 euro listing price.

  • CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi discusses Moncler's IPO on the Milan stock market on Monday, in Italy's biggest flotations since November 2010.

  • Fake it 'til you make it: Middle class tries upscale Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 8:29 AM ET

    Experts have begun to see the return of the aspirational shopper, but she doesn't spend as freely as she did before the recession.

  • Lululemon founder steps down as chairman Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:23 AM ET
    Yoga pants on sale at the Lululemon retail store in New York.

    Chip Wilson has resigned as chairman of upscale yoga pants maker Lululemon Athletica following an uproar over his comments about customers' bodies.

  • Drink while you shop?     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 1:39 PM ET

    CNBC.com personal finance reporter Kelli Grant reports on retailers adding bars and restaurant spaces in stores for customers. Grant says retailers hope customers have a break inside the store instead of leaving.

  • Lamb skin and tanneries in demand     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 1:37 PM ET

    Luxury brands are snatching up lamb skin, tanneries and crocodile skin suppliers. Chanel bought Bodin-Joyeaux Tannery, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Chanel stitches up French tannery deal Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 6:38 PM ET
    Pedestrians cross the street in front of a Chanel SA store in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

    Chanel has acquired its long-time lamb hide provider in the latest purchase by a luxury brand of a partner that supplies top quality materials.

  • 'Kobe 9' shoe out in February     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 2:40 PM ET

    Lebron James racked up $300 million in the shoe business in 2012. Can Kobe Bryant's new "Kobe 9" shoe succeed? CNBC's Jane Wells has the details.

  • Global diamond trade is alive and kicking     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 6:31 PM ET

    Ari Epstein, CEO of the Antwerp World Diamond Center, describes the global increase in demand he sees and why Belgium is the global hub for diamonds.

  • Is Abu Dhabi the next luxury goods hub?     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 1:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble takes a tour through Abu Dhabi's luxury goods market as high end brands open stores in the emirate.

  • J.C. Penney dropped from S&P 500 index Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 6:29 PM ET

    J.C. Penney is getting booted from the Standard & Poor's 500 index after losing more than half of its market value this year.

  • Tumi CEO: Consumers range between luxury & average     Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 11:23 AM ET

    Tumi president and CEO Jerome Griffith, discusses its most popular accessories, and its multi-channel approach in stores and online for consumers.

  • What to expect from this year's holiday shopping season, with former Kohl's president, Jay H. Baker. "The key is to take market share from your competition," he says.

  • Looking ahead to 'Super Saturday'     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

    The 2 strongest days for jewelry will be "Super Saturday," reports CNBC's Mary Thompson. It's also one of the busiest days for clothing sales during the Christmas rush.

  • Tissot: How we are bucking global downtrend     Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 6:00 PM ET

    In an exclusive interview, Francois Thiebaud, President of Swiss watchmaker Tissot explains how the firm manages to increase output and gain market share every year.

  • Fall auction preview     Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 2:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan looks at a few "knick knacks" Oprah Winfrey auctioned for her charity, which brought in more than $600,000. Robert Frank reports on some of the most expensive items up for auction this Fall season.

  • Hottest luxury market isn't what you think it is Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 10:47 AM ET
    A woman enters the Hermes International store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif.

    In a big twist, a recent survey of top luxury CEOs lists North America as the most important market for growth over the next five years.

  • Barneys under fire & the 'Aeromobil'     Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    Digging into news Barneys and the NYPD are being sued for racial profiling, as well as the story of a Slovakian car company that worked two decades to create the "Aeromobil." Pop culture commentator Chuck Nice, and CNBC's Robert Frank, share their opinions.