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  • Spanx's smooth operator

    Sara Blakely, Spanx founder & inventor, shares her story of how she founded her multi-billion dollar business.

  • Spanx founder's butt her inspiration (full interview)

    Spanx founder and inventor Sara Blakely shares that she started her multibillion-dollar business by cutting the feet out of control-top pantyhose. She was selling fax machines when she came up with the idea for Spanx. Blakely is the reason you have to be bullish on America, says Warren Buffett.

  • It's not your imagination. That shirt you recently bought is wearing out faster than others you purchased years ago. It's all part of cost cutting.

  • Naomi Campbell walks the runway during the DVF fashion show at MBFW Spring 2014 in New York.

    Pastels, cutouts and florals ruled the runway as Fashion Week kicked off in New York, showcasing the latest looks for the spring 2014 season.

  • Growth potential in Asia's luxury market

    Toby Iles, Economist at The Economist Intelligence Unit says a boost in household income will drive growth in Asia's luxury market. Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia joins in the discussion.

  • Demonstrators stand outside of the Li Fung tower in Hong Kong as they protest over what they say are unpaid wages owed to textile workers in Turkey by Li and Fung and garment brand Esprit.

    Li & Fung has long been on the cutting edge of globalization, chasing cheap labor to garment factories first in China, then elsewhere in Asia, including Bangladesh.

  • Flint and Tinder has run four successful crowdfunding campaigns for its made-in-the-U.S.A. products. The American manufacturing company is projecting $10 million in revenue this year.

    Jake Bronstein says he's discovered a largely untapped vein of demand for premium, American-made men's underwear.

  • An underwear 'Kickstart' in the USA

    Jake Bronstein, CEO of Flint & Tinder, explains how his dismay with low-quality underwear led him to produce a high-end brand, which is made in America and becoming a multimillion-dollar business.

  • Burberry Deserves Re-Rating: Pro

    Allegra Perry, managing director at Cantor Fitzgerald, tells CNBC that Burberry are experiencing high quality growth and they could experience some small upgrades in the market.

  • CEO Grows Under Armour Brand With Tom Brady

    Kevin Plank, Under Armour chairman, president and CEO, and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady discuss the company's newest endorsement deal and its strategy to expand its brand.

  • Ledbury Building Luxury in Hard Times

    Paul Trible, Ledbury co-founder & CEO, and Paul Watson, Ledbury co-founder & COO, explain how they were able to build a profitable business launching luxury brands during a recession.

  • Has Luxury Consumption Really Slowed?

    Rahul Sharma, managing director at Neev Capital, tells CNBC he is positively surprised by Burberry's results and says the market should stop focusing so much on the Chinese luxury consumption and look into emerging markets.

  • Fashion Parade: The Official EU Rain Poncho

    Julia Chatterley models the official Eurogroup poncho ahead of the European finance ministers' meeting in Dublin

  • Merchandising Strategy Key to Prada's Success: Expert

    Imran Amed, founder and editor at Business of Fashion, tells CNBC that Prada has performed "outstandingly" because of its clever merchandising strategy and its increased emphasis on its Miu Miu brand.

  • Guaranteed for 25 years, a British bedmaker's Mongolian cashmere mattress "pays off every morning of your life," said a company representative.

  • Harrods, London

    Wealthy Chinese are buying more luxury goods — just not at home. Here's where they're spending their money.

  • Showcasing the latest in the big business of skimpy, several designers hit the runway during the inaugural Lingerie Fashion Week.

  • If you loved fashion week, you'll love it with even less clothes! Several designers will hit the runway this weekend in the first ever Lingerie Fashion Week.

  • Lew Frankfort, CEO of Coach Inc.

    Coach's longtime Chief Executive Lew Frankfort will step down in January 2014 and be replaced by the executive who oversaw the upscale leather-goods maker's successful expansion in Asia.

  • What does it take to get catwalk ready? To give you an idea of the time, energy and coordination that goes into a show, CNBC goes behind the scenes to profile Mara Hoffman at New York Fashion Week.