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(...)

Out Wednesday: Euro zone gross domestic product (Q1). Photograph: Casper Hedberg/Bloomberg

TODAY Results: Quiksilver. Indicators: Euro zone Markit manufacturing PMI (May); US Markit manufacturing PMI (May); US ISM manufacturing PMI (May); UK(...)

Brian Crowley, TTM Group

A “recently exiled Clare man living in Dublin”, Brian Crowley is the CEO of TTM Group. In his younger years, Brian represented Ireland in boxing at yo(...)

Illustration: Getty Images

Since Coco Chanel hit that button, classic black and white has been on the jukebox, the question is, are we still dancing? Fashion folk are gas, (...)

The Prada logo is pictured during the showcase of the Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Milan Fashion Week. Photograph: Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi

Prada, known for its luxury handbags, reported a less than 1 per cent increase in 2013 full-year profit, hurt by a continued weakness in Europe(...)

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(...)

Out today: Euro zone consumer price index (Mar)
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