Sales growth of the designer bags has been booming in China even while sales have slumped in the US.
Stores are seeing more shoppers, often those with a household income of about $100,000, on the hunt for deals on chic items.
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Consumer spending could be lousy but a few retailers selling key brands will thrive.
The fashion icon disappoints Wall Street with its first-quarter earnings report.
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Second-quarter earnings beat Wall Street expectations, thanks to growing overseas sales, especially in China.
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