Starring Roles for Luxury -- and Discount

Those market segments set the pace over the holiday shopping season, says S&P analyst Marie Driscoll, who likes Coach and Chico's

There was good news and bad news in the world of fashion and apparel during the holiday shopping season. The good news came at either end of the price spectrum -- luxury goods and the discounters did well. For most middle-of-the-road retailers such as the old-line department stores, the news wasn't so swell.

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