Some sectors, like luxury, are seen recovering quicker than others.
The group saw sales decline across its brands in the first quarter, led by its flagship Tod’s label.
Safilo said first-quarter net sales were up 6.9 percent at current exchange rates to 250.9 million euros.
Same-store sales rose 4.2 percent in the nine-month period.
The group fell to a loss in the first as the end of the Gucci license and IT implementation problems hit the bottom line.
Its forecast for hard luxury sales in 2017 went from minus 1.0 percent to plus 2.0 percent, in part due to the end of excessive stocking in regions like Asia.
Growth was across all channels and geographies.
The eyewear group’s gross profits fell 37 percent and sales declined 21 percent in the first quarter.
The eyewear group envisions a future where it will fulfill consumer orders direct from the warehouse, meaning less inventory.