Polo Ralph Lauren reports higher quarterly profit

Wed Aug 8, 2007 7:55am EDT

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NEW YORK Aug 8 (Reuters) - Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. (RL.N) said on Wednesday quarterly profit rose, helped by higher apparel sales.

The maker of the Polo by Ralph Lauren and Club Monaco clothing lines said net income for the fiscal first quarter was $88.3 million, or 82 cents per share, up from $80.2 million, or 74 cents per share, a year earlier.

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(Reporting by Aarthi Sivaraman)

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