Hermes International, the French luxury handbag maker, reported a 20 percent increase in first-half earnings as sales growth accelerated in Japan. Photo: Bloomberg

Hermes International, the French luxury handbag maker, reported a 20 percent increase in first-half earnings as sales growth accelerated in Japan and (...)

Million Bells navy scarf (left) and Criss Cross Fleur in purple, hot pink and black. Both €180 from Ciara Silke

Not all of us can sport insouciant ways with scarves like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly or Kate Moss. But their power to transform an outfit goes withou(...)

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(...)

 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 (...)

Malcolm Gladwell: vented his fury. Photograph: KPA/Zuma/Rex Features

It’s not often that renowned journalist and best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell tweets, but when he does people take note, especially when he’s takin(...)

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(...)

Let loose your inner leprechaun by making your own slippers and stilettos. Shoeniversity, in the stables of Bantry House, is dedicated to reviving (...)

Paul Sieffert’s study of a nude, sold by Sheppard’s this week

Study of a Female Nude, an oil-on-canvas probably painted in the 1920s, by French artist Paul Sieffert sold for €19,000 – comfortably above its estima(...)

Investors were awaiting a statement from the Federal Reserve about the timing of a possible interest rate increase in the US. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

European stocks tumbled the most since September, pulling back from their recent highs after a report showed the US economy grew by just 0.2 per cent(...)

An early 20th-century flying machine guiding at €3,000-€5,000

An unusual Victorian regimental military helmet, of a type known as a “chapka”, that belonged to an officer in the 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers – a 19th (...)