From left: Gwyneth Paltrow; Brad Pitt and Anjelina Jolie; Natalie Portman; Keira Knightley; The Duchess of Cambridge

Things that go with a bump

Conspicuous pregnancy dressing is over: how the maternity wardrobe went modest

Bags for the boys
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Bags for the boys

Whatever you carry, carry it in style

Apple Watch

Is Apple’s watch a must-keep?

We all want an Apple Watch — but does it have heirloom potential?

The rise, fall and rise again of Nokia

Deal to buy Alcatel-Lucent is the latest reinvention for the telecoms group

Peter Thiel backs two Berlin start-ups

Investor in deals despite previously dubbing Europe a ‘slacker’

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
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Short cuts: Aberdeen, Tanzania, Pakistan

European aviation, an opulent safari camp, trekking in Pakistan

European car sales continue to accelerate

Cheap oil and falling unemployment fuel near 11% rise

Brait buys 80% of Virgin Active for £682m

CVC more than doubles its investment in health clubs group


Tesco jettisons corporate jet fleet

Retailer’s ownership of five aircraft sparked shareholder protest

Asos appoints finance director

Helen Ashton has held senior roles at Barclaycard and Lloyds

The changing face of Alice

The girl created 150 years ago is more mercurial than we realise

Brand stand: the wears and the wear-nots

When it comes to wearing the clothes they create, designers fall into two camps

Anatomy of a high-street hit

How did the suede skirt save Marks and Spencer if it only went on sale on Friday?

Atom Bank keeps faith with wearable tech

Challenger optimistic that customer resistance to new devices will become a thing of the past

Google prepares YouTube subscription plan

Ad-skipping service could add to competition in online video

New plates lift car sales to March record

Buying driven by credit, discounts and rising consumer confidence

Luxury cars gain fuel-efficiency appeal

Carmakers serving US under pressure on economy in sporty vehicles

The Jenner-ation game

How Estée Lauder’s new online magazine is clicking with a younger audience

Sneakers: the footsy index

The resale market is now worth $1bn a year. Ryan Thompson on the sole traders and the making of a $26,000 second-hand shoe

Petal power

The pick of the prettiest spring blushers and cute compacts

Mind over the matter of losing a stone

In the mirror, I see Elle Macpherson’s head appear on my body — in a non-macabre way

Asos faces margin pressure

Group is operating in a tougher environment

Yoox and Net-A-Porter: clicking together

Online luxury houses are scaling up to meet rising demand

Prada profits sink as Asian sales slow

Italian luxury fashion house to start cost cutting

India’s diamond polishers lose their sparkle

Growth stalling and profits dwindling for country’s diamantaires


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