Louis Vuitton Q1 growth in line with fashion/leather unit-LVMH

PARIS, April 10 Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:06am EDT

PARIS, April 10 (Reuters) - LVMH said on Thursday that growth at its flagship Louis Vuitton brand in the first quarter was in line with that of the group's overall fashion and leather unit.

"The growth of Louis Vuitton does not differ materially from the fashion and leather division," LVMH Chief Financial Officer Jean-Jacques Guiony told a conference call about first-quarter sales.

The division enjoyed comparable sales growth of 9 percent in the first three months of the year, beating market expectations of 5-7 percent. (Reporting by Astrid Wendlandt; Editing by James Regan)