April 29 (Bloomberg) -- Coach Inc., the largest U.S. luxury handbag maker, fell in early trading after posting third-quarter sales at its established North American stores that plunged 21 percent amid increased competition and bad weather.
The sales decline at stores open at least a year in the quarter ended March 29 was steeper than the 15 percent slide analysts projected and worse than the 14 percent drop during the
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