Abercrombie & Fitch: dropping its famous logo from its clothes and moving away from its signature style of all-American preppy clothes, loud branding and sexy advertising, to more fashionable contemporary lines

Show a southside Dublin twentysomething the A&F logo or Abercrombie & Fitch’s distinctive moose logo and she – or even he – is likely to go in(...)

Ireland is now one of the most expensive countries in the EU, up there with the UK and Sweden, and only exceeded by Denmark. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

While the popular perception is that the cost of living is always rising, since the beginning of the year consumer prices have on average been lowe(...)

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Today is September 1st and we all know what is on its way. As a nation we are well-versed in winter dressing and the difficulties it presents. Ther(...)

Inditex owns Zara and Stradivarius, among other store brands operating in Ireland. Photograph: Balint Porneczi/ Bloomberg

They will be whooping and hollering at the Irish arm of Inditex, the world’s biggest fashion retailer and owner of the Zara chain, if the growth ra(...)

H&M said markdowns in the quarter in relation to sales increased by 0.3 percentage points compared to a year ago

Hennes & Mauritz, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, warned on Thursday of a “very negative” impact from higher purchasing costs for th(...)

 Looking out from Gap on the southeast corner of Herald Square in New York. American brands, including Gap and J. Crew, are reporting slumping sales, while foreign fast-fashion brands like H&M and Uniqlo lure away their customers. (Photograph: Yana Paskova/The New York Times)

At 8:50 on a Wednesday morning, nearly two dozen shoppers hovered in front of H&M’s new global flagship store on the corner of West 34th Street a(...)

Nothing generates more expectation and excitement than an invitation to a summer wedding. It’s an opportunity to ditch the everyday workaday gear a(...)

Olivia Mai and her husband, Bartek Typrowicz, with their children, Anya (6) and Nicholas (3), outside The Stork Exchange, at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

It used to be a handwritten postcard of an impossibly idyllic scene that did the job. Now multiple photos of colourful cocktails, happy, sandy-face(...)

A 27 per cent surge in Inditex’s stock price this year has inflated 79-year-old founder Amancio Ortega’s fortune to $71 billion. That makes him richer than Warren Buffett and second to Bill Gates

Inditex, the world’s largest clothing retailer, said first-quarter profit rose 28 per cent, the fastest pace in more than two years, as the Zara owner(...)

 Former  Spanish prime minister Felipe Gonzalez speaks to journalists after a meeting  Lilian Tintori (right)  and other  wives of Venezuelan imprisoned opposition leaders, and  members of the opposition alliance  in Caracas, on Monday. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Former Spanish prime minister Felipe González has made a short visit to Venezuela to offer support to two jailed politicians in a move which has he(...)