A necklace from a 2005 Bulgari  diamond collection: About €326 million of Bulgari Ireland’s sales are derived from third parties such as franchisees; €580 million comes from inter-company transactions.  Photograph: Graziella Vigo/Bloomberg

Bulgari, the Italian jewellery and luxury goods group whose gems were once favoured by Elizabeth Taylor, recorded a one-third jump in the sales of a(...)

Net income fell 23 per cent to €188.6 million ($213 million) in the six months through July, at Milan-based Prada. Photograph: Reuters.

Prada has reported first-half profits that beat analysts’ estimates as the luxury-goods maker took steps to curb rising costs, helping mitigate declin(...)

So I’m in bed on Tuesday afternoon, re-watching Ireland against Wales, with my famous tactics book open in front of me, writing out the names of th(...)

I ’ve literally never been more proud of my friend, Oisinn. I say it to him as well. I’m like, “Dude, I don’t think I’ve ever been more proud of you –(...)

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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(...)

Illustration: Alan Clarke

Even after 40 years of friendship, the old man and his solicitor still greet each other with a hug – it’s a way of both expressing affection and check(...)

Barrels of Hennessy 250 maturing in the cellars in Cognac. Photograph: Matthew J Oliver
Roll out the cognac barrels
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  • April 18, 2015, 05:00

Very old cognac you might think should be served in one of those big balloon glasses – and swirled round and round for all it is worth before a dro(...)

A Louis Vuitton store in Singapore. The group’s fashion and leather unit, the bulk of which is made up of Louis Vuitton sales, saw revenue rise only 1 per cent like-for-like, significantly below the 9 per cent rise in the period a year ago

French luxury goods group LVMH has posted a 3 per cent rise in like-for-like first-quarter sales, helped by the weak euro against the dollar and what (...)