luxury retail

Market Minute: Nordstrom 4th-Quarter Net Income Rises

Luxury spending has rebounded since 2009, but Nordstrom is grappling with new demands from shoppers armed with smartphones and tablets. That's pushing the department store, considered the gold standard in customer service, to redefine the term for a new era.

Luxury Retailers Look Past the Baby Boomers

The Great Recession took lot of wealth out of baby boomer pockets, probably for good. That means luxury merchants will have to set their sights on a new demographic for growth in coming years. That group will most likely be the millennials, 25- to 34-year-olds.

Burberry's Sales Growth Slows Amid China Push

Burberry reported 11% sales growth in its second quarter year-over-year Wednesday, but compared to the first quarter, that marked a slowdown for the luxury fashion powerhouse, and shares fell. Burberry also said it expects full-year pretax profit to be in the top half of market expectations.

Saks Shares Soar on Takeover Rumors

Saks shares have spiked on takeover speculation. Reports say a private equity consortium with U.S. and U.K. players is interested in buying the retailer and could offer some $1.7 billion for it.

Hermes Opens Store Just for Men

Take a stroll up Madison Avenue and one will see a number of vacant storefronts with "for lease" signs in the windows that are too numerous to count. But that isn't stopping Hermes, which will open its first store dedicated to men's ready-to-wear, accessories on Wednesday.

Will luxury retail ever recover?

Retail analysts say this recession has fundamentally changed consumers' approach toward spending. While predictions that retail will not return to...

Tiffany earnings sharply lower

Early this morning, Tiffany & Co. (TIF) released its first-quarter earnings results. The company managed to match the consensus estimate for the...