26-27 Grafton Street: occupied by HMV on a short term lease, its likely future long-term tenant & Other Stories is expected to carry a full range of women’s clothes. photograph: cyril byrne

Only four months after opening the Cos fashion store on Dublin’s Wicklow Street, the giant H&M fashion group has emerged as the favourite to put (...)

Zurich-listed  Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, dropped 1.5 per cent to 66.55 Swiss francs for a sixth day of losses. Photograph: EPA/Keystone/Fabrice Coffrini

European equities declined for a fourth day as the region’s two largest stocks retreated, the Zurich-listed food giant Nestlé and pharmaceutical co(...)

Claus-Dietrich Lahrs, chief executive  of Hugo Boss. Boss shares have have soared in the last five years. Photograph: Bloomberg

Hugo Boss shares dropped as much as 3.7 per cent after people familiar with the matter said that Permira Advisers was discussing a potential sale of i(...)

Seventeen-month-old Sheikh Rihan, seen with his grandfather, lost both parents in the collapse of the Rana Plaza last April. Photograph: Action Aid

Fashion lovers in more than 48 countries are being asked to wear an item of clothing inside out, take a selfie and share it on social media with th(...)

Ann Finn, head of personal shopping in menswear at Brown Thomas, tries to change Harry McGee’s mind about suits by decking him out in a Canali suit, €1,050; Eton shirt, €129; Drakes of London tie, €125; and Prada shoes, €480. HARRY’S VERDICT: “The suit Ann chose was very comfortable, the shirt is easy to iron and doesn’t become a crumpled mess with movement. Her advice was to leave everything out of the pockets and go for a man bag – for many Irish men, that remains a step too far.” Photograph: Dave Sleator

Left: McGee in his sports gear. HARRY'S VERDICT: 'It's not exactly a red carpet outfit but, maybe it's the scout in me who never grew up, I could s(...)

German fashion house Hugo Boss says its revenue is set to increase by “high single-digit” percentages. Photograph: Sebastian Kahnert / EPA

Hugo Boss, the German luxury-clothing maker, forecast accelerated sales growth and rising earnings for this year as the company adds stores to (...)

Employees work underneath the chassis of a Mercedes-Benz S-Class automobile as it moves along the production line at the Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz factory in Sindelfingen, Germany. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

German business morale rose in February to its highest level since July 2011, suggesting Europe’s largest economy will grow faster in the first(...)

The building on the corner of Grafton Street and Lemon Street, Dublin, which was formerly occupied by A|wear. Photograph: Alan Betson

One of the best retail pitches on Dublin’s Grafton Street goes on the letting market today when a top international trader is sought for the former A|(...)

Aer Lingus: climbed 1.89 per cent to €1.35. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The success of Ireland’s first post-bailout bond sale and solid jobs news from Germany boosted stocks across the region yesterday.This country’s heavi(...)

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Image of the week: Dog days The business picture wires were filled with approximately 95 per cent men in suits this week, but there’s enough of t(...)