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(...)

Folding not fretting: Deirdre McQuillan learning the art of packing at Louis Vuitton’s  London branch.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

You have to think a lot about packing these days whether it’s for a business or holiday trip. There’s nothing that annoys me more than finding (...)

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

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 (...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Walking tour of Paris couture
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  • April 11, 2015, 10:02

Walk in the footsteps of Vuitton, Worth, Chanel and Dior with a new guided walking tour of Paris devoted to the history of couture. The three-hour (...)

1970’s chic: suede coat, €1,240, Theory; dress, €446, Diane Von Furstenberg; glasses, €315, Miu Miu, all Brown Thomas. Hat, €19.99, River Island

If there’s one period that continues to dominate present day fashion it’s the 70s as this shoot styled by Carmel Daly illustrates. The vogue reache(...)

Prada has seen weaker sales in China and Hong Kong amid a government crackdown on corruption, including bribery which often takes the form of lavish gifts to officials. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Italian luxury goods company Prada reported its first drop in annual net profit since it listed in Hong Kong four years ago, as growing retail sales (...)