Home furnishings retailer Williams-Sonoma has reported net revenues up 5.1% to $815m (£498m) for the second quarter ended July 31. Net earnings were up 4.8% to $39m (£24m). The consolidated revenues were driven by a strong comparable brand growth rate, a measure that includes both like-for-like net revenues and total direct-to-customer net revenues of 28.6% at West Elm, 20.4% at PB Teen and 8% at Pottery Barn Kids. The company’s direct-to-consumer channel rose 13%. President and chief executive Laura Alber said: “While there is more uncertainty in the economy now than in the second quarter, we are encouraged by the early consumer response to our core and seasonal merchandise assortments.”