A man walks into a Prada SpA store

Prada: Hong Kong phooey

Floating a luxury company on the island once seemed a good idea

The party style directory

Want to sparkle at the office Christmas party? Here are the clothes to shine in

Selfridges’ ‘Gemini’ Christmas window

Get into the Christmas spirits

Shopping with a side of psychic enlightenment leaves Lucy Kellaway mystified

Design classic: the Dalilips sofa

Salvador Dalí designed the sofa based on Hollywood actress Mae West’s distinctive rosebud lips

Chinese weakness hits Rémy sales

Once-booming sales of premium cognac continue to slide

Tim Gosling setting the scene for Christmas dinner
©Rick Pushinsky

Interior designer’s ‘Kitschmas’ decor tips

Tim Gosling, designer to the rich and famous, has an OTT approach to Christmas when it comes to styling his own home

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 17: A view of atmosphere inside the Roger Vivier boutique during the Vogue Fashion Night Out on Faubourg Saint-Honore, on September 17, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images For Roger Vivier)

Tod’s steps into Roger Vivier shoes

Italian tycoon Della Valle sells up amid talk of LVMH interest

China’s wealthy no longer putting on Ritz

Brands rethink strategy as spending on high-end goods shrinks

Gift guide: for him

For him

The perfect presents for the discerning modern man

Stories pinned to clothes brought to swaps held in New York, Montreal, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Berlin
©Leanne Sharpton

Sharing the love

The treasures found in clothes swaps are not simply the cast-offs but the tales attached to them

Shopping: statement sweaters

Bold prints, embellishments and embroidery to ward off winter’s chill

Flowers and the power of a single stem

The silent messengers we return to again and again, flowers fill the space when the words we seek die in our mouths

The furniture makers using living wood

Furniture makers working with unseasoned wood aim to fuse the traditional craft of bodging with a modern aesthetic

Grayson Perry’s shrine to ornament

The artist’s ‘A House for Essex’ demonstrates how decoration can be assimilated into design

Tailor made in Japan

Why Tokyo is luring in the big menswear brands

Louis Vuitton stung by China luxury woes

French brand shuts three mainland stores with more set to follow

Sector ready for dismal economic outlook

Slow global growth and smart devices present challenges

Liu Yiqian looks west with Modigliani buy

Chinese billionaire says art purchases aim for ‘spiritual’ riches

Northern lights: Scandinavian menswear

For sleek, urban clothes with edge, look to Scandinavia, says Ryan Thompson

The art that inspires Alexander McQueen

Designer Sarah Burton on the photographer Julia Margaret Cameron

Cross-stitch: fashion’s crafty new trend

Wellies, bags, jewellery and even cars — embroidery is everywhere

Elisabeth Murdoch joins Jimmy Choo board

Media magnate’s daughter becomes independent director

Time for a rug rethink

Hugh Carnegy on how to buy the most overlooked of furnishings at a good price

Billionaire pays $77m for two diamonds

HK’s Joseph Lau in record-setting purchases for precious stones

Hollywood needs a red-carpet clause

Why you won’t see Jennifer Lawrence in pyjamas at a premiere


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