While LVMH jewelry and watch sales decreased by 27% to 154 million euros ($204 million) in the first quarter of 2009 when compared with the first quarter of 2008, sales in this luxury conglomerate’s fashion and leather goods sector, of which Louis Vuitton is a part, increased by 11% to 1.6 billion euros ($2.1 billion). LVMH said that both Louis Vuitton’s new Damier Graphite and Stephen Sprouse collections sold particularly well.