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  • Hermes Red Alligator Birkin Bag

    Increasingly frequent auctions for high-end handbags have begun to set records. A Hermes Birkin sold last year for $203,150; blue crocodile version at the same auction sold for $113,525.

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  • Some wealthy people flaunt their status with shows of conspicuous consumption, while others prefer to stay low-key. These preferences extend to their major purchases, from the type of houses they buy, the type of clothes that they wear and type of cars that they drive. an automotive information website headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., conducted a study of the most popular vehicles in the  as determined by the I.R.S. These included some of the usual places that one might expect, such as Low

    TrueCar.com, an automotive information website, conducted a study of the most popular vehicles in the most affluent zip codes. Check out what they found.

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    The economic slowdown in China and the European debt crisis haven’t dented premium luggage and briefcase maker Tumi’s growth, CEO Jerome Griffith told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” after its better-than-expected second-quarter earnings announcement on Tuesday.

  • Approximately  motor vehicles were stolen in the United States in 2009, the most recent year for which the Federal Bureau of Investigation provides statistics. That represents a loss of $5.2 billion nationwide.The Toyota Camry was stolen  possibly because there were so many to be stolen. Approximately 448,000 Camrys were manufactured in 2009, and of those, 781 were stolen, or 1.74 percent. But even though luxury cars are produced in much smaller numbers than standard models, they’re attractive t

    Using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, CNBC.com assembled a list of the most frequently stolen luxury cars in the U.S.

  • A model walks the runway during Mara Hoffman- Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013 show at Raleigh Hotel on July 21, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida.

    Some like it hot — especially women’s swimwear designers. For the eighth year, thousands of fashion industry pros and onlookers migrated to Miami Beach to check out the latest in "barely there" attire during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim.

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    Almost half of France's biggest companies report quarterly earnings between Thursday morning and Friday evening, the first set of numbers since socialist President Francois Hollande took office in May in the midst of en economic crisis.

  • Two women look at a jewelry display in a luxury shopping mall in Shanghai. Following in the footsteps of Japan, China has become the world's second-largest consumer of high-end fashion, accessories and luxury goods.

    As the Chinese boom slows Hermes, Remy and other posh names are still going full throttle in Asia.

  • Louis Vuitton Store

    The hottest trend in fashion of the moment is branded jewelry, as companies that specialize in ‘soft’ luxury goods debut ‘hard’ luxury lines.

  • Upcycled Leather Handbag from Beryll

    A new study shows that 39 percent of luxury shoppers won't pay for premium brands with high ethical standards.

  • The backside of a Patek Philippe watch is pictured in a mirror.

    Conflicting reports out of China continue to keep luxury investors wondering if the "immune" part of retail is about to crack.

  • From West to East: YGM Trading's Acquisition of Aquascutum

    Aquascutum is the latest British company to find new foreign owners. William Fu, Managing Director, YGM Trading talks about what having a new owner means for the brand, and the changes in production trends worldwide.

  • Two women look at a jewelry display in a luxury shopping mall in Shanghai. Following in the footsteps of Japan, China has become the world's second-largest consumer of high-end fashion, accessories and luxury goods.

    Economic growth in China has created a voracious appetite for luxury goods. Now wealthy shoppers there are shunning labels they see as tainted by the common touch.

  • Prada Shopper

    As Asia cools and Europe’s middling wealthy hunker down, the super-rich are expected to be the prime movers in the market for luxury goods.

  • Fab.com sale

    Flash-sale websites such as Gilt Groupe and Ru La La were hailed as disruptors in the ecommerce space, but recently there’s been a bit of a disruption in their success story, prompting some to wonder if flash-sale sites are more of a marketing gimmick than a sustainable business model.

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  • Every so often, a movie or television show depicts a character in an outfit that becomes iconic. It probably isn’t the intention of most filmmakers to inspire fashion revolutions with their movies, but the makers of “Flashdance” probably didn’t mind when America’s teenage girls started blowing their entire allowances on legwarmers.Not every movie or television show can achieve such a feat on that kind of scale, but many try, with varying degrees of success. What follows is a list of those that m

    What follows is a list of those that made an article of clothing famous, made characters famous for fashion sense, or managed some combination of the two.

  • This year at the Walpole China Luxury Conference in London there were actually bears in the room. Many expressed concern that if European consumer spending slowed, spending from China will not be enough to offset the weakness.

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    According to digital performance company iProspect, there are 19 million affluent men online, and the vast majority of them are shopping. Nearly half of these wealthy men spend more than $4,000 a year online.

  • Tumi Luggage

    Coming off a year where global IPO performance declined across the board, shares of Tumi Holdings traveled in high style during their debut on the Big Board.