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High-End Retailers Lululemon, RH, Deliver the Goods

DATE POSTED:June 16, 2019

Even in the current low-unemployment, low-inflation U.S. economy, prosperity isn't evenly distributed. But if you're part of the demographic that's comfortable spending $100 on yoga pants, or the smaller population of people ready to shell out $5,000-plus on a new dining room table, well, clearly you've been out shopping lately. Apparel retailer lululemon athletica (NASDAQ: LULU) and furniture purveyor RH (NYSE: RH) -- the former Restoration Hardware -- both delivered upbeat quarterly reports after the bell Wednesday. Business is good.

In this MarketFoolery podcast, host Chris Hill and MFAM Funds' Bill Barker discuss Lululemon's ongoing success, its brand management, and its growth plans, but they also offer up some caveats to investors. For RH, they'll consider the way macroeconomic conditions have shifted from a drag on the company at the end of last year to a tailwind now. But the Fools will conclude this episode on a "what were they thinking?" note. Back in February, regional banks SunTrust (NYSE: STI) and BB&T (NYSE: BBT) announced they were merging in a deal that would create a new top 10 U.S. bank, and Chris at the time hoped that management would make a smart decision when it came to rebranding the combined company. Spoiler alert: They didn't.

To catch full episodes of all The Motley Fool's free podcasts, check out our podcast center. A full transcript follows the video.

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