PARIS — Strong third-quarter sales at Hermès International underscored the continuing selling power of iconic luxury goods despite the recession. But the company’s comments about the stronger euro raised question marks on industry earnings as the economic crisis begins to recede.
Hermès said Friday it might beat its target of flat sales at constant exchange rates in 2009 if current trends continue. However, it also flagged a 5 percent drop in full-year underlying profits, blaming the strengthening euro during the second half of this year.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)