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Study: Luxury Consumers Seek Good Investment from Fashion Brands

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Stevens, PA—Fashion brands with merchandise that proves to be a “good investment” may have the upper hand in getting inside luxury consumers’ wallets. At least that’s what Unity Marketing found recently in a study that asked 1,245 affluent consumers (average household income $331,500; age 46.5 years; 42% male/58%female) to rate …

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Who doesn’t love a good game or puzzle? Well turn off your iPhone with its digital solitaire and put down that Sudoku book–we’re going retro here! Turkish jeweler Atelier Minyon has created these cute little puzzle and tic-tac-toe pendants in oxidized sterling silver with 24-karat gold overlay (hence the high-yellow …

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Us ladies usually don’t give our waists enough compliments—well, we’ve found a reason to love the middle section again! Leatherock brings us a belt that will provide you with an instant hourglass, without ever hitting the gym. The elastic stretch cinches the waist (all shapes and sizes), while burnished metals, …

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Target Gets Q1 Profit Boost as Consumers Spend on Non-Essentials

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Minneapolis–Target Corp. reported Wednesday that its first-quarter profit rose 29% beating Wall Street expectations an indicating that consumers are spending again on non-essential items including apparel and accessories. An 188% increase in the company’s credit card unit’s profit also boosted results. Net income rose to $671 million, or 90 cents …

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Polo Ralph Lauren Eyes Growth as Quarter Surges 153%

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New York–Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation said Wednesday it is planning “aggressive” growth of its business both in international markets and by selling direct to consumers, after its fourth quarter profit more than doubled. “Our fourth quarter and full year results exceeded our expectations on virtually all operating metrics,” said Roger …

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We’re really into the DIY accessories that have been seeing an increase in popularity these days. Let your inner designer come to life, as your outer fashionista flaunts the creation. We’ll take it easy on you beginners as we introduce Pop-Out jewelry, a company that has come out with an array of laser-cut stainless …

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Walmart Reports 1st Quarter Profit but Cautious About Future

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Bentonville, AR—Although Walmart  Inc. posted quarterly results Tuesday that beat Wall Street expectations, the world’s largest retailer forecast second-quarter earnings that could fall short of estimates and said its same-store sales could also drop. The company said consumers are still worried about their personal finances, unemployment and higher fuel prices as …