Kurt Geiger’s sales for the year to date have climbed 9%, boosted by Christmas trading in the last four weeks.

The 250-store footwear retailer said sales over the past year have hit £230m and there was a 21% rise in revenues across its overseas operations.

Christmas sales surged 18% against the same period last year, led by online trading.

Online sales in December rocketed 90% year-on-year driven by sales of boots, which are up 60%. Kurt Geiger said it is on track to sell 150,000 pairs of boots in December.

Kurt Geiger chief executive Neil Clifford said: “Our luxury business has had a great year, London is the place to shop and shoes are back as the must-have accessory.

“The web has also been a game-changer for shoe retailers - the perfect way to buy shoes, on the sofa with a glass of wine.”

The figures were revealed after Kurt Geiger’s owner Jones Group was bought by private equity firm Sycamore Partners last week in a deal worth $1.2bn (£733m).

Jones Group also owns luxury shoe brand Stuart Weitzman, Jones New York apparel, Anne Klein and Gloria Vanderbilt.