NEW YORK — Kate Spade’s direct-to-consumer comparable sales for November and December were ahead of its sister brands at Liz Claiborne Inc.
Comps for Kate Spade were up 39 percent in December and 81 percent in November, compared with Lucky Brand, which rose 21 percent in December and 16 percent in November. The third global lifestyle brand in the Liz portfolio is Juicy Couture, which posted negative comps in both months. Juicy comps were down 5 percent in December and fell 7 percent in November. The company said December results are “preliminary.”
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