Tensions between the West and Russia may be rising over Crimea, but that hasn’t stopped European brands in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev from trading.

A Ferragamo spokesman said the brand’s store never shut — even during the height of the violent antigovernment protests earlier this year. He said that, due to the current situation, footfall on Kreshatyk Passage, the luxury shopping street where Ferragamo is located, has slowed, “but our store has never been closed, and all the planned marketing activities with our partners are continuing, but with a ‘soft profile.’”

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