Hermès Profits Increase 24.6% in 2012 Luxury firm says operating margin rose to 32.1 percent of sales, a record level. By Miles Socha on March 21, 2013 PARIS — Luxury, you’ve come a long way, baby. This story first appeared in the March 22, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today. To continue reading this article... Subscribe Now Log In WWD logo This Article is Exclusive to Archive Subscribers To read the full article please contactWWD's Subscription Customer Service.