NEW YORK — Robust sales helped Kenneth Cole Productions raise its bottom line 15.8 percent in the third quarter, despite a charge taken on its Rockefeller Plaza store.

For the three months ended Sept. 30, the footwear, apparel and accessories marketer reported net income swelled to $6.8 million, or 33 cents. That compares with last year’s profits of $5.9 million, or 29 cents. A $4.4 million pretax charge for the write-down of the leasehold improvements at the Rockefeller Center flagship store subtracted 14 cents from earnings per share, while an audit of certain licensees resulted in a 3-cent gain. Without these items, EPS would have totaled 44 cents, 4 cents higher than Wall Street estimates.

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