Footwear retailer Dune has announced a 10.6% rise in sales for the six weeks to January 3, while full year profits increased by 74%.
Online sales over the festive season soared by 55%, while margin remained in line with 2013. Overall EBITDA for the period was £7.5m.
According to Dune founder and executive chairman Daniel Rubin, the “strong growth” has continued into the current financial year.
He added: “The group had its largest trading week in its history during Black Friday with truly exceptional demand despite promotions being the same as the previous year. However this did not impact on Christmas trade, which remained buoyant, helped by the colder weather which drove strong boot sales.”
Store sales were “slightly up” year-on year, but the “stellar performance” online drove the growth, according to Rubin.
During 2014 Dune opened two flagship stores on Oxford Street, as well as in New York, Mumbai, Dubai and Johannesburg. It also launched local websites in France, Germany and the US.