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Arnotts: If it is sold, it would be its third change of control in a little over a decade.

Speculation in the UK that retail group Selfridges has been put up for sale for more than £4 billion has raised the prospect that Dublin’s two largest(...)

Concierge Shane Murphy welcomes a customer at Brown Thomas on Grafton Street. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Premier department stores Brown Thomas and Arnotts could be sold following a surprise €4.7 billlion bid for their parent, Selfridges Group. A potenti(...)

Shoppers browse through a Gap store in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

US fashion retailer Gap plans to close 19 stores in Ireland and Britain next month in a bid to return the brand to a surer financial position after a (...)

A climate activist is covered in black paint as she takes part in a protest at a Shell gas station in The Hague. Photograph: Bart Maat/ANP/AFP

Image of the week: Oily protest Environmental campaigners zeroed in on Royal Dutch Shell this week as the Anglo-Dutch company held its annual meeting(...)

Covid restrictions: fashion retailers have reopened their doors after nearly five months. Photograph: Tom Honan

If you’re heading out for some clothes shopping, now that retailers are allowed to reopen their stores, what are the new arrangements? Do you have to (...)

Some beauty products instantly place me back in childhood, watching women complete their beauty rituals. Photograph: iStock

If you’ve fallen out of love with beauty this year, you wouldn’t be the only one. It is a wagon that we have collectively fallen off to some degree. I(...)

Camilla (left) and Brendan O’Brien with their grandchildren Chloe (7) and Jessica (4). Photograph: Tom Honan

Grandmother Camilla O’Brien said it felt like “a cloud had been lifted” as she was able to hug her grandchildren Chloe (7) and Jessica (4) for the fi(...)

An overjoyed Laura Johnston from Ringsend leaves Penneys, Mary Street, with her arms full. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

It was almost as if someone somewhere had flicked a switch and turned a light on over Dublin. The gloom that has shrouded the city centre since the st(...)

Shapewear, corsetry and push-up bras, once tools of sexy and feminine power, have evidently been on the wane

It’s safe to assume that Caitlin Moran spoke for many women when she detailed the glorious feeling that a woman experiences when she comes home after (...)

Galen Weston pictured outside Brown Thomas on Grafton Street in Dublin in 2008. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Tributes have been paid to Canadian entrepreneur Galen Weston, who died at home this week after a long illness at the age of 80. His extensive busine(...)

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