The launch of the Penneys autumn collection in Dublin yesterday shows a coat (€30), top (€14), skirt (€12), necklace (€5) and shoes (€15). Photograph: Eric Luke

Penneys previewed its autumn-winter fashions on the rooftop terrace of the Spencer Hotel yesterday (formerly the Clarion) in Dublin. Styled by Niamh (...)

Former Louis Vuitton chief executive, who has died aged 66, at the opening of the company’s new ‘Etoile’ store in 2012. Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/ Bloomberg

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The finished art installation by Maser in the windows of Brown Thomas. Photograph: Eric Luke

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A model walks the runway during the Louis Vuitton show at the conclusion of Paris fashion week yesterday. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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FULL-ON FLORALS, clockwise from left: floral sweater in Irish linen (€275) by Sinéad Doyle (sineaddoyle.com);  floral dress, €180 by Butterly by Matthew Williamson at Debenhams; double print shirt, from a collection at H&M; clutch bag, £35 at Asos.com

Each new season brings with it a range of trends, and with them a choice: for fashion-lovers to fully adopt new trends, or to incorporate aspects of t(...)

Blue snakeskin stilettoes, €245 by Lucy Choi at Seagreen; Versace’s Crystal Noir eau de toilette, €43 for 30ml at Boots; River Island’s bouclé coat, €120, comes in cream, baby pink and (pictured) a rich raspberry; Whistles Limited calf-hair satchel, €490

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Planet Business

Image of the week: Washington impasseThe gates to the children’s playgrounds were padlocked. The road to the Lincoln Memorial was closed. And more tha(...)