Sitting on the fence here in Brisbane watching the retailing environment in Australia changing rapidly is exciting, like a pheasant shoot you never really know what’s in the bag until the count at night fall. Well it’s like that with re-sellers all over the nation, some strategies and catchments are working, some have died and some are growing. Makers Mark have recently pulled out of their most exclusive Sydney base, closed their Collins Street annex and re-fitted a new Head Office in the Melbourne financial district.

Their recent ‘earrings & cuffs show’ featured Barbara Heath Chrysanthemum & Sapphire briolette earrings and textured House cuffs with African Rubies . . . Stewart Noble has managed to navigate his way through these challenges & we are happy to report on his (and our) recent success. Now its downhill to re-stocking for the festive season and beyond.