H&M has moved into Zara-owner Inditex’s ‘fast fashion’ space by offering a bigger turnover of styles. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

The families behind Zara-owner Inditex and H&M will need to fend off fast-moving competitors if they are to replicate online the winning formulae(...)

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has been deemed the world’s richest man by Forbes magazine, which said he had a net worth of $79.2 billion (€70.8 billion) in 2015. Photograph: Cole Burston/EPA.

Bill Gates’s net worth has increased by $3 billion over the last year to $79.2 billion (€70.8 billion), Forbes magazine said.That figure puts him at t(...)

MacDonagh Junction, Kilkenny – around €17 million for a  50 per cent stake in the core arcade as well as full ownership of a number of other shops and offices on site

Six provincial shopping centres, valued before the property crash at €400 to €450 million are to be offered for sale in one lot at over €115 million.(...)

After 14 consecutive quarterly declines in clothing, footwear and homeware sales, time could be running out for the man tasked with finding a solution - Dutchman Marc Bolland. (Photograph: EPA/ANDY RAIN)

For generations, British children went to school in Marks & Spencer’s (MKS.L) clothes, teenagers turned to it for first interview suits and shopp(...)

Cara Delevingne sports a 1970s looks at Saint Laurent’s Paris Fashion Week show. Photograph: Pascal le Segretain/Getty

  1 Painterly notions. Paint is making an impression on the catwalk and the street. At Burberry, it took the form of macs daubed with broa(...)

The queue outside JD Sports on Dublin’s Henry Street at 8:30am on St Stephen’s Day  as sales start in many  major stores. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 2:31

A bleak December 26th this year might have persuaded any right-thinking person that venturing outside would constitute reckless behaviour. But you h(...)

Apple has halted online sales in Russia -- just three weeks after boosting the price of an iPhone 6 by about 25 per cent to 39,990 rubles. The value of that iPhone sale when converted into dollars already has plummeted to about $585 from $847. (Photograph: Shizuo Kambayashi)

As one of 144 million Russian consumers that companies from Apple to Renault are trying to reach, university professor Elena Grekhnyova is feeling the(...)

This being the second last weekend before Christmas and the height of the shopping frenzy, here’s how to do it in ladylike style before panic sets in

This being the second last weekend before Christmas and the height of the shopping frenzy, here’s how to do it in ladylike style before panic sets in.(...)

Michael Jeffries stirred controversy when he said Abercrombie’s clothes were not meant for “fat” people. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Abercrombie & Fitch Co chief executive Michael Jeffries, who transformed the logo-centric clothing retailer from a drab sports brand into a fashio(...)

Bet Lynch: you can print that

Q I love leopard print but I’m afraid that wearing it will make me look like Bet Lynch, the woman of my childhood nightmares. Help. Mary, Wexf(...)