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LVMH says Vuitton growth in third-quarter below fashion, leather unit

A man walks with a Louis Vuitton shopping bag as he leaves a Louis Vuitton store in Paris September 24, 2013. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

PARIS (Reuters) - LVMH (MC.PA) Chief Financial Officer Jean-Jacques Guiony said on Wednesday that growth at its flagship Louis Vuitton fashion brand was slightly below that of the group's fashion and leather division in the third quarter.

The brand accounts for the bulk of sales and profits at the division.

"The growth of Vuitton was slightly below the rest of the division," Guiony told analysts on a conference call.

(Reporting by Astrid Wendlandt; Editing by James Regan)