PARIS — Proving itself a luxury thoroughbred, Hermès International said Wednesday that sales raced ahead 13.4 percent in the first quarter to 415.1 million euros, or $621.7 million at average exchange rates, with a robust performance across all key product categories and regions.
At constant exchange, sales in the three months ended March 31 gained 18.3 percent, with double-digit gains across all regions except Japan. The Americas surged 22.6 percent, boosted partly by the Wall Street location that opened last June.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"