Surging sales at Louis Vuitton and Dior helped French luxury giant LVMH make a very strong start to 2021, with overall revenues returning to growth in the first quarter despite new coronavirus lockdowns in Europe.
Sales at luxury puffer jacket maker Moncler recovered in the key final quarter of 2020 to rise by 8% despite the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, as soaring revenues in Asia helped it offset a decline in Europe.
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French luxury group Kering's Q2 comp sales plunged by 43.7% due to the coronavirus. Gucci comp sales fell 45% and Saint Laurent 48%, but recovering Bottega Veneta contained the drop in revenue to only 24.4%
LVMH, the world’s biggest luxury goods group, said sales momentum picked up in June and had especially improved in China, after store closures sparked by the pandemic tore a hole in the Louis Vuitton owner’s Q2 sales.