Kering SA (PRTP.PA)
* Sales slowed in September, but October back to H1 level -CFO
* Mulberry, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tod's also reporting sales (Writes through to include Mulberry results and comments)
PARIS France's Hermes reported strong third-quarter sales growth on Wednesday and the maker of $10,000-plus Birkin handbags joined luxury sector rivals playing down fears of cooling demand in China.
Nov 7 Michael Kors shares slumped 16 percent on Wednesday as the fashion group missed Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue, hurt by lower sales at its stores in Europe, where it is struggling to create a stronger luxury identity.
LONDON European shares had a third day of gains on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump fueled hopes among investors that a deal to end a prolonged dispute over trade could be reached with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping later this month. | Video
* European stocks pare gains through the day on U.S. jobs data
Oct 31 Estée Lauder Cos Inc joined rival L'Oreal SA in dismissing fears of a slowdown in China on Wednesday as its quarterly results beat Wall Street estimates on booming demand for cosmetics and high-end skincare products.
PARIS L'Oreal's shares rose sharply on Wednesday after buoyant demand in China for high-end labels like Lancome boosted third quarter sales and the cosmetics group dismissed fears of a slowdown in one of the beauty sector's biggest markets.
* Comes as luxury firms defy market gloom on Asia (Writes through to focus on China, updates shares)
PARIS, Oct 29 French luxury goods group Kering , whose brands include Gucci and Saint Laurent, said it planned to buy back up to 1 percent of its share capital over a 12-month period.