Investors bought a record £2.5 billion of stores in central London last year as demand from retailers spurred rent increases

Tribeca Holdings , a luxury-property investor which is owned by Irishman Aidan Brooks, has bought stakes it didn’t already own in a portfolio of luxur(...)

Luxury acommodation at the Beverly Wilshire hotel, setting for Pretty Woman

D espite its enormous cinematic history, Beverly Hills is less than 15sq km in size. That’s about two Phoenix Parks laid side by side, though it’s mor(...)

 Shelly Corkery, fashion director for Brown Thomas. Photograph: Alan Betson

For every applicant for a shop floor job in Brown Thomas, there are hundreds who want to skate straight in as a fashion buyer. Ideally in a flippy (...)

‘Girls as young as 14 and 15 are waxing the hair off their arms, and every other part of their bodies. To be hairy isn’t womanly.’ Photograph: Dimas Ardian/Getty Images

Summer. Exposed flesh. Human hair must be banished. Discarded hair is clogging drains and sticking to wax strips everywhere. Brazilian or bush? No (...)

Every woman has a tendency to become entrenched in habit. We tend to favour a particular look, and rarely deviating from it, often while failing to(...)

DS5 2.0 BlueHDI 150hp: Can it now be taken seriously as an Audi rival? 4:33

In so many ways, I find this all a bit sad. I find it somehow sad that PSA group has decided that Citroen can no longer bear the burden of competing i(...)

Thissummer’s make-up collections are characterised by colour. Intense brights and ever-so-nearly neons are everywhere. These cartoonish shades migh(...)

Hermès scarves and vintage handbags by Dior and Céline, as well as weekend bags by Louis Vuitton, are included in next Wednesday’s sale at O’Reilly(...)

Dena Walker, head of advertising at Irish International, says: “As an industry, we probably haven’t done as good a job as we could have about explaining the value of creativity.”

How many brands do you love? The answer, if it’s not zero, is probably close to it.The advertising industry can be guilty of rhetoric about brands hav(...)

Gail Kilroy , Monkstown, Co. Dublin  with her favourite Louis Vuitton bag.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Gail Kilroy (above) Mother of four  Girls find boys at 12, I found bags. A denim rucksack in Tenerife was the start of it. Now as(...)