Attracta Courtney from Fermanagh is an international makeup artist who has worked with Zoe Jordan, Orla Kiely, Paul Costelloe and John Rocha but whose reach in the fashion world is much wider

She was once called the best kept secret behind Irish designers’ shows at London Fashion Week. Attracta Courtney from Fermanagh is an international ma(...)

Models present creations from  designer Margaret Howell at Rambert ballet centre during the 2015 Autumn/Winter London Fashion Week in London on February 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Heavy rain and wind and the Chinese New Year celebrations in Trafalgar Square turned central London into a traffic gridlock on Sunday with many fas(...)

Second Avenue in Sandymount, Dublin 4:  Owner Aisling Walsh runs an appointment-only business with a strong focus on customer service
Shoptalk: consignment stores

You’re about to be invited into the resurgent subculture of consignment stores. A consignment store does two things. Firstly, it sells your designer c(...)

Optica, a boutique eyewear business run by husband and wife team Donal and Deirdre McNally

Dawson Street, one of Dublin’s most beautiful thoroughfares, is currently blighted by Luas works but savvy shoppers will have noticed a subtle chan(...)

Italian luxury good maker Prada has indicated that weak growth in Asia had continued into this year. Photograph: Catwalking/Getty Images

Sales at Italian luxury group Prada fell in 2014 as market conditions in Asia gradually deteriorated in the second half of the year, the Milan-based g(...)

Yashow Clothing Market

The capital’s pre-eminent local magazine, the Beijinger, ran a poignant story last week about the end of a retail era in the Beijing Yashow market, on(...)

David Collins: his friendship with Madonna  is recalled in two photographic prints, dated 2006, by Steven Klein titled Madonna Rides Again. Photograph: Luke White/The Interior Archive
All in good taste

David Collins wasn’t the first – and won’t be the last – star of the Irish Diaspora celebrated overseas and virtually ignored at home. The Dublin-b(...)

British luxury handbag maker Mulberry cut its profit forecast for the third time this year. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Even as a new report showed that global wealth had jumped to a record $263 trillion, shares in two of Britain’s biggest luxury goods groups were takin(...)

David Schneider, Robert Gentz and Rubin Ritter –  directors of Zalando, Europe’s biggest online fashion retailer
Planet Business

Image of the week: Fashion bells The casually attired men in the picture – David Schneider, Robert Gentz and Rubin Ritter – are directors of Zalando, (...)

Prada’s net profit for the first half of this year  came in at €244.8 million  before interest and tax of €373 million, lower than analysts’ expectations. Photograph: EPA/Daniel dal Zennaro
Prada profits dip by 20%

Luxury goods group Prada’s net profit fell 20 per cent in the first half of this year as the once fashion darling of the stock market admitted the eco(...)