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(From left to right) 1. Clara whispering briefs, £48, stellamccartney.com

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Ted Baker enjoys festive boom

Smart Ted Baker beats profit targets

Ted Baker is pushing ahead with its overseas expansion after the fashion group posted a rise in half-year profits that beat City expectations.

Fence of fury: David Haye and Dereck Chisora continue the war of words

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Profit boost sees Ted Baker boss go up the aisle in style

Ray Kelvin, founder of the fashion chain Ted Baker, is marrying his long-term girlfriend Clare this weekend and is almost more excited about that than the company's 12 per cent rise in profits last year. "I'm really excited," he exclaimed. "I've lost a lot of weight because she said I had to. And the business is going brilliant."

New store openings lift Ted Baker's profits

Ted Baker defied the gloom in fashion markets with a 12% rise in profits today, adding that its "exciting" overseas expansion plans should further boost prospects.

<p>1. Eastpak Provider Blackout</p>
<p>£65, epacks.co.uk</p>
<p>No list of the best backpacks would be complete without an Eastpak in there somewhere. This one has two main compartments, one mini one, plus a padded laptop sleeve as well.</p>

The 10 Best rucksacks

1. Eastpak Provider Blackout

£65, epacks.co.uk

No list of the best backpacks would be complete without an Eastpak in there somewhere. This one has two main compartments, one mini one, plus a padded laptop sleeve as well.

1. Winter Coffret: £60, Diptyque, diptyqueparis.com - A mini candle set from Diptyque that's sure to muster up a festive aroma. Fresh pine, spicy pomander and warm wood fire are the scents included in thislimited-edition set.

The 10 Best Christmas gift sets

Boxed-up toiletry treats have come a long way since bath salts and talc. Now you can choose from candles, cosmetics and more

<p>1. Instead of a Book by Diana Athill</p>
<p>£20, granta.com</p>
<p>Can anyone resist the 94-year-old grand dame of publishing? This volume of letters spans 30 years.</p>

The 10 Best: Gifts for women

1. Instead of a Book by Diana Athill

£20, granta.com

Can anyone resist the 94-year-old grand dame of publishing? This volume of letters spans 30 years.

Overseas sales boost ASOS growth

Online fashion retailer ASOS maintained its rapid rate of growth today after revealing a 41% jump in annual profits to £28.6 million.

Ted Baker posts sharp profits rise

Ted Baker said it was "pleased" with early sales of its spring and summer collections, as it grew pre-tax profits by nearly a quarter. The quirky fashion brand, which has a retail, licence and wholesale arm, grew revenues by 14.7 per cent to £187.7m over the year to 29 January, boosted by an increase in selling space.

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Punch Taverns' chief executive, Ian Dyson, unveils his long-awaited strategy review on Tuesday.

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