MILAN — Despite the challenging economy, sales and profitability at Luxottica Group SpA continued to climb in the third quarter, boosted by ongoing growth in the U.S., an acceleration in Western Europe and a recovery in the Mediterranean region, in addition to gains in the retail and wholesale channels.
In the three months ended Sept. 30, the Italian eyewear maker saw net profit rise 30.6 percent to 138.6 million euros, or $173.2 million, compared with 111.2 million euros, or $150.1 million, in the same period last year.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styles by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
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