From dresses, to handbags, diamonds and music downloads, consumers in Asia are taking to Internet shopping like never before as the region becomes one of the world's fastest growing e-commerce markets.
Weary of Afghanistan's image as a country in chronic conflict with a history of repressing women, Arash Shenasa plans to launch a modelling contest to show "the hidden beauties" of his central Asian nation.
As art collectors flock to Paris next week for a giant sale of works amassed by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, an auction of hundreds of the designer's vintage pieces a few days later may give them a reason to stay.
Fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB posted a smaller-than-expected 1 percent year-on-year fall in January sales at established stores. The mean forecast in a Reuters poll of 12 analysts had been for sales to fall 2.