He's been hailed a "fresh new voice" by Vogue, won admiration from Giorgio Armani and bagged an award: Mitsuru Nishizaki is hot fashion talent in Japan. But that doesn't guarantee international stardom.
Swiss watchmakers expect the market to stay challenging this year with the United States, their second-biggest market, showing no signs of recovering, executives told Reuters at an industry fair in Basel.
There may be concerns about UK retail as Brexit talks loom and shoppers are hit by higher inflation, but international tourist spend appears to be going from strength to strength with tax-free shopping up 55% last month.
Macy's owned Bluemercury is growing as its parent company stumbles in the retail game. While the department store is closing 68 of its own stores, it plans to open 50 Bluemercury shops within the year.