Value fashion retailer Bonmarché has reported a 13.5% surge in like-for-likes in the 13 weeks to June 28.
Online sales increased 53.5% in the quarter while total sales jumped 16.9%, driven by its “improved” summer collection and the warm weather.
The retailer, which operates 268 stores and concessions, said expectations for the full year are unchanged.
Bonmarché chief executive Beth Butterwick said: “We have made a good start to the new financial year and the spring/summer ranges have sold well – we are pleased at the response of customers to our improved offering.
“Our new store/concession opening programme has also begun well and is on track. The good weather enjoyed during the Q1 period has had a beneficial impact on sales, although at this early stage we are not altering our expectations for the current financial year.”