Tiffany & Co assortment of ladders, not for sale, New York. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Image of the week: Bernard at Tiffany’s All France’s richest man wanted for Christmas was US jeweller Tiffany & Co. The Bernard Arnault-chaired L(...)

The flagship store of Tiffany on Fifth Avenue in New York. Photograph: John Taggart/The New York Times

French luxury conglomerate LVMH agreed to buy Tiffany and for more than $16 billion (€14.5 billion) in the largest luxury-goods deal ever, raising the(...)

Earthbound – for now – Richard Branson rings the bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Image of the week: Galactic ambition With the stock ticker SPCE, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Holdings launched this week, not into space, but o(...)

The logo of luxury  retailer Tiffany & Co is seen on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

LVMH has offered $14.5 billion for jeweler Tiffany and Co in a bid that could result in chairman Bernard Arnault’s biggest ever takeover and expand th(...)

A takeover of Tiffany would mark one of LVMH’s largest-ever acquisitions.

France’s LVMH, the world’s largest luxury group by sales, has approached jeweller Tiffany & Co about a takeover that would see the US company know(...)

Gilbert & George at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. ‘They don’t want to let us go back to the hotel for a rest. I’ve found a way to deal with this. Now, I say, would you mind? You see, we have to masturbate.’  Photograph: Jean Picon

The most famous couple in the art world, Gilbert & George seem their habitual debonair selves at a lunch in their honour for the opening of their (...)

 Bernard Arnault: Even the man who owns Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Dom Pérignon, and other luxury brands must have gone to school post-natally like the rest of us. Photograph:  Christophe Archambault / AFP /Getty Images

I read an extraordinary thing in the Financial Times the other day, from an interview with the French business tycoon Bernard Arnault, Europe’s riches(...)

 The first service to be held since fire devastated the Gothic landmark two months ago. Photograph: Geoffroy Van Der Haselt/AFP/Getty Images

A small congregation wearing hard hats will attend mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Saturday, the first service to be held since fire devastat(...)

Notre Dame de Paris cathedral under repair after it was badly damaged by a huge fire on April 15th. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty

The billionaire French donors who publicly promised large donations totalling hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a cent towa(...)

The Oscar Taylor restaurant and bar on the coast road, Malahide. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There was a time when developer David Daly’s name or at least that of his company, Albany Homes, was synonymous in Dublin with the construction of tha(...)

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