Strong Nine-Month Figures for Christian Dior SA

Christian Dior Couture saw sales up 19 percent, while LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton registered double-digit growth in all categories.

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PARIS — Sales of Christian Dior Couture increased 19 percent to 971 million euros, or $1.31 billion at average exchange for the period, in the nine months ended Jan. 31, Christian Dior SA, the parent company of the Dior fashion house and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, reported.

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The company had previously reported sales for 2012, but it has modified the date on which its fiscal year ends to April 30. The current figures therefore represent its official reporting period and include sales for January 2013.

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Sales in Dior’s own retail network grew 24 percent over the period, the company said, boosted by all product categories.

The company as a whole posted sales of $22.81 billion, a 14 percent on-year increase, also boosted by LVMH’s categories including fashion and leather goods, which registered growth of 10 percent; perfumes and cosmetics, with a 12.4 percent sales increase; watches and jewelry, whose revenues grew 21 percent, and selective retailing, up 18.9 percent.

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