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 (...)

An Ireland Currency Commission ‘Lady Lavery’ one hundred pound note sold for €3,600 at Whyte’s Irish Art and Collectables Auctioneers

Saturday (June 13th) Whyte’s, The Eclectic Collector auction, Molesworth St, Dublin 2. 80 per cent of lots sold. A 19th century mahogany coin cab(...)

“Louis Vuitton has lost the unitary protection for the Damier pattern, which means that where it does not have national trade mark registrations for the marks, it will face difficulties in halting the activities of copycats and counterfeiters.” Photograph: by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

In a landmark decision, the European Union’s General Court has denied Louis Vuitton the right to call the well-known Damier chequerboard pattern its o(...)

‘Portrait of a Lady with a Large Hat’ by Charlotte Blakeney Ward

The cover of the catalogue for Adam’s Sunday interiors’ auction in the St Stephen’s Green saleroom tomorrow features an image of Lot 130, an attractiv(...)

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(...)