Kenneth Cole’s operating income rose by 22.3 percent to $19.3 million, while net revenues rose by 9.6 percent to a record level of $144.7 million during the 3rd quarter ended Sept. 30. Net income reached $12.2 million, up from $10.0 million. Wholesale revenues increased by 12.0 percent to $88.5 million, while retail revenues went up by 5.4 percent to $44.4 million. Comparable store slipped by 1.1 percent due to the adverse weather affecting the southeastern part of the USA over the quarter, according to the company. Licensing revenues climbed by 8.2 percent to $11.8 million while the gross margin rose to 44.0 percent, up by 40 basis points, mainly as a result of better sourcing and a reduction in promotional activity.