Kering shares rose to record highs on Wednesday after booming Q1 sales growth at the French luxury company, as red-hot demand for its Gucci clothing and handbags was joined by other labels such as Balenciaga.
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French luxury conglomerate Kering scored a striking 27.1 percent growth in first quarter revenues, led by Gucci's near 40% explosion in sales. Problem child Bottega Veneta, however, suffered a further fall in revenues.
On Tuesday, the luxury group opened the Thélios production site for its joint venture with Marcolin, a partnership which began with Céline's eyewear collections, and still has those of Loewe and Fred in the pipeline.