Italian jeweller Damiani has seen the first signs of recovery in demand and is confident looking ahead to the Christmas period, its chief executive said in a statement as the group reported a jump in interim profits.
Fashion brand Jaeger is seeing strong demand for its autumn/winter collection and plans to open another four or five shops over the coming year, even as its owners look to expand their newly-acquired Aquascutum brand.
Eastern Europe's biggest market was a teeming, highly profitable emporium of contraband clothing which thrived on Moscow's outskirts for nearly two decades -- until Prime Minister Vladimir Putin suddenly shut it down.
In Cannes, the competition is not only played out on-screen, but also on the red carpet: actresses from all over the world enter into a rivalry of elegance and glamour for fashion houses who fight for their favour.
British fashion retailer Jaeger followed the success of its first show in February with an airy display of colour and a hint of vintage in its Spring/Summer 2009 collection at London Fashion Week on Monday.