(Corrects spelling to “Spade” in first paragraph)
May 9 (Reuters) - Tapestry Inc reported a rise in third-quarter sales on strong demand for its Coach and Kate Spade handbags, and announced a $1 billion share buyback program.
Same-store sales at Kate Spade fell 3 percent, but fared better than the analysts’ estimate of a 4.04 percent decline, according to IBES data from Refinitiv estimates.
Net sales rose nearly 1 percent to $1.33 billion from $1.32 billion, a year earlier. (Reporting by Aishwarya Venugopal in Bengaluru Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)