The annual Braderie de Lille  in France is one of the largest flea markets in Europe. Photograph: Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images

Chipped enamel signs, space age dining chairs, random rusting letters of the alphabet, chocolate box oil paintings in gilded frames, books by the y(...)

Clothes from Agender, the new department of gender-neutral clothing in Selfridges

In July 2014, a three-letter word was entered into the Svenska Akademiens Ordlista, the official arbiter of the Swedish language. That word was hen(...)

The Irish Bank Resolution Corporation and Ulster Bank took control of Arnotts in 2010 when they wrote off loans related to the ill-fated Northern Quarter property development

The Competition Authority has given its blessing to the acquisition of a 50 per cent stake in Dublin department store Arnotts by Fitzwilliam Finance P(...)

Brown Thomas on Grafton Street: “We’re going to put in a new beauty hall,” managing director Stephen Sealey said yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Irish retailer Brown Thomas is planning to spend up to €9 million next year refurbishing the ground floor of its flagship department store on Grafton (...)

Nigel Blow: “It was very disappointing what happened with Ulster Bank,” Mr Blow said. “In fact, disappointed is an understatement.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Arnotts chairman Nigel Blow has told The Irish Times he was “disappointed and surprised” that Ulster Bank sold its €140 million loans in the departmen(...)

Fitzwilliam Finance Partners Ltd, an investment company led by solicitor Noel Smyth, has bought €140 million worth of loans owed by Irish retailer Arnotts to Ulster Bank.

Fitzwilliam Finance Partners Ltd, an investment company led by solicitor Noel Smyth, has bought €140 million worth of loans owed by Irish retailer Arn(...)

Arnotts chairman Nigel Blow: “They are a credible financial backer who operate within retail who have had an interest in Arnotts for a very long time.”

The board of Irish retailer Arnotts has secured a “credible”, London-based financial backer with retail interests around Europe to help it bid for its(...)

Arnotts’ management team faces stiff competition to acquire the IBRC loans with 
high-end 
UK retailer Selfridges also believed to be through to the second round of bidding.

The management team at Irish retailer Arnotts is believed to have secured a backer willing to bid for the retailer’s loans with Irish Bank Resolution(...)

Gerard Talty of Wild Irish Sea Veg. Photograph: John Kelly
New Innovator: Wild Irish Sea Veg

Seaweed is one of nature’s richest sources of vitamins and minerals but sushi lovers aside, a lot of people would find the prospect of munching on a p(...)

A doorman outside the Harrods department store in London. The store is a regular visiting place for tourists looking to buy luxury goods.

Chatham Place in Hackney in East London has a collection of local authority flats along its length, which makes the sight of lines of Chinese t(...)