A billiard table, several giant chandeliers, and even pots and pans; items from Yves Saint Laurent's private country hideaway went on show ahead of the second installment of this year's record-smashing YSL-Pierre Berge "sale of the century".
Watchmaker Fossil Inc reported a third-quarter profit that outpaced market expectations and its own forecast, buoyed by stronger sales at company-owned stores and at its domestic wholesale watch business, and raised it fourth-quarter outlook.
Shares in Escada rise more than 158 percent, making the shares the top gainer in the German stock universe as traders pointed to continued interest in the stock after the daughter in law of Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal said she was buying the insolvent company's assets.
Luxury goods group Burberry has hooked up with social networking company Facebook to launch a Web site celebrating its trench coat, becoming the latest retailer to use social media in a bid to boost its brand.
Blue Nile Inc beat quarterly earnings expectations by a penny but raised its outlook for the fourth quarter as the online jewelry retailer continued to draw customers away from rivals, helping its shares climb 2.2 percent.