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Forces hunt man over OAP murder

Three police forces are hunting a serial sex attacker in connection with the murder of a pensioner battered to death in her own home.

Finishing touches: Autumn fashion is aglitter

And on to the accessories. Autumn's aglitter with ruby slippers, jewelled purses and chandelier earrings, says Gemma Hayward

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen create luxury handbag collection

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have created a luxury handbag collection under their fashion label The Row.

Thatcher handbag sold for £25,000 at charity auction

A handbag belonging to Margaret Thatcher fetched £25,000 when it went under the hammer, auctioned by Lord Archer.

That's steep! Mulberry defies the downturn as profits rise 358 per cent

Emma Hill's hallmarks are supple and slouchy leather, shiny brass hardware and shapes that are classic but not too formal

Bags boom drives Burberry profits

Fashion house Burberry finished a stellar year in style today as bumper sales of leather bags and accessories drove a surge in annual profits.

Jimmy Choo sold to Labelux for £500m

Labelux, the private luxury group which already owns Bally, has bought Jimmy Choo for around £500m. Labelux snapped up the shoe firm ahead of a host of rival bids, including the private-equity outfit TPG.

Deborah Ross: A lime-green polo may not be a good look

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What your bicycle says about you

Cycling doesn't just get you from A to B any more. Bikes have become an inspiration for writers, fashion designers and photographers. They are an expression of who we are – and who we want to be, argues Harriet Walker

Milli Millu bags luxury market for busy women

Mireia Llusia-Lindh, the Barcelona born, London-based entrepreneur, was so fed up with not being able to find a handbag that fits a laptop as well as all those other things women store in their bags, that she designed her own.

Samsonite gets packing for IPO

Samsonite, the luggage maker backed by the private equity firm CVC Capital Partners and Royal Bank of Scotland, is lining up an initial public offering in Hong Kong.

Harriet Walker: Face to face with a gadget bore

The bray of the gadget bore takes a lower tone than a donkey's and an only slightly higher pitch than that of a public schoolboy on the drone-o-meter, I found out last weekend.

How designing handbags led to making cheese tables

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Caught in the web of legal imperialism

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'Jack the Ripper has accrued a heroic aura. But I'm going after the bastard'

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Simon Stephens interview

The playwright on red-blooded rehearsals, disappointing his children - and why plays are like turtles
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Holidaying with a bike nut

Cycling obsessive Rob Penn convinces his wife to saddle up
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Bill Granger's fruity Asian desserts

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Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison