PARIS — First-half sales at Christian Dior Couture increased 5 percent at constant exchange rates to 366 million euros, or $560.2 million. In reported terms, revenues dipped 0.5 percent.
In a statement released late last week, Dior said sales at the Paris-based fashion house remained strong in the emerging markets of China, Russia and the Middle East, as well as in Europe. The company said the growth, compared with a 16 percent organic revenue gain in the first half last year, “attests to the strength of the brand in an uncertain economic environment.”
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