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Party season boost for Kurt Geiger

Party season shopping helped drive Kurt Geiger’s like-for-likes up 14% and online sales up 35% over the Christmas period.

The footwear and accessories retailer said it sold around 6,000 pairs of shoes on Christmas Day alone in its most recent trading update, a rise of 130% on 2013.

Handbags saw the biggest jump in sales, up 233%, followed by occasion footwear, up 26%.

Last year, Kurt Geiger began an international expansion programme that saw it open stores in China, Thailand and Singapore. Eight additional stores are planned across Asia for 2015.

Chief executive Neil Clifford said: “The Christmas period is always busy for our business, but we’re delighted to have delivered solid results when so many retailers have suffered from mild weather and tough trading conditions. The combination of great product, a signature in-store experience and a strong online presence has paid off and these Christmas figures create a strong foundation to embrace the year ahead.”

Kurt Geiger is owned by current chief executive Neil Clifford, supported by US investment firm Sycamore Partners, whose portfolio includes Aéropostale, Nine West Holdings and Jones New York.

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