Dr Martens has revealed group retail sales surged 69% over Christmas as the footwear brand held firm on its full-price stance.

Dr Martens said UK retail sales climbed 65% in the month of December, while like-for-likes rose 20%.

Group retail like-for-likes increased 15% and total global revenue advanced 20%.

Online sales soared 36%.

Dr Martens chief executive David Suddens said: “We had a good Christmas in all regions and all channels and didn’t have to discount early to get growth. The new year has started well and the rest of the year looks set to be strong.”

Dr Martens’ owner R Griggs Group was bought in a £300m deal in October by an investment vehicle backed by investment firm Permira Funds. Dr Martens today confirmed the completion of the deal.