Image one: Brown hat €235, Wrap €355; Gushlow & Cole, Arnotts. Image two: Ear muffs €155, Arnotts. Image three: Coat €530, Reiss, Arnotts. Image four: Coat €230, Coast; Blouse €115, Theory, Brown Thomas.

The current season’s faux furs, so much in fashion, can deceive the eye and touch. Fur has been flying on the catwalks and fake animal pelts are havi(...)

Maria models a Dries Van Noten at €665, Tabea wears an Erdem dress, €4500 and Louise models a Lanvin dress €2415. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The bright yellow catwalk shone this morning at the Brown Thomas spring-summer fashion show, as the collections for the upcoming season were showcased(...)

Grafton Street: Brown Thomas managing director Stephen Sealy said  “bad weather did not seem to put too many people off”. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The winter sales have started strongly and shoppers have been flooding stores across the State in search of bargains, according to retailers and thei(...)

A so-called ‘hoverboard’ - or self-balancing electric scooter - the must-have gadget this Christmas. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

In all the years of Christmas gift crazes, has there ever been one as mysterious as the brazenly misnamed hoverboard? The two-wheeled self-balancing (...)

This time of year is more crammed with evening revelry than any other, and that gives you licence to be a little more adventurous with your make-up.

T he Christmas party season can be an obstacle course of stressors. Girding yourself to hurl your body out into the vicious December cold is bad enou(...)

Sweet treat: the macaroons are made by Ladurée in Paris where the company has been in business since 1862

French patissier Ladurée is opening its first Irish concession shop and tea room this week at the junction of South William Street and Wicklow Street (...)

For this week’s Christmas gift guide I’m going all out with ’money-no-object’ choices for the beauty addicts in your life or just for you. I’ve done (...)

Shoppers walk past a Black Friday event in London, England. Photograph:  Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Black Friday in Ireland is barely a year old but could already be on the way out, as Irish retailers start to question the merits of a concept which s(...)

Above: camel trench coat, €675, Orla Kiely; printed silk scarf, €125, Susannagh Grogan; pleated black dress with collar, €295, Peter O’Brien

‘We don’t always have to look abroad now to fit gaps in categories,” says Deirdre Devaney, head of womenswear at Arnotts as the store celebrates Ir(...)

Read all our Christmas content at irishtimes.com/itschristmas Today’s snow queens are not icy maidens bedecked in ballerina drifts of tulle – i(...)