House of Fraser has reported its best-ever Christmas, with like-for-like sales up 7.3% for the three weeks to December 28, thanks to strong fashion sales both in store and online.
Online sales rocketed 57.7% while stores grew sale s3% in the period, with record sales in Glasgow, Belfast and Oxford Street, up 10.6%, 8.3% and 6.9% respectively.
Fashion was the strongest performing category, rising 9.8%, with HoF’s in house brands climbing 22.8%.
The performance has helped the department store, which is expected to float later this year, build cash gross margins by 11.9% in the three weeks.
It has also contributed to a strong final quarter for the department store, with like-for-likes up 4.3% and cash gross margins up 8.7%.