Sales up 6 per cent on 2005
Iconic London department store Liberty has revealed record festive trading, with sales in the four-week run-up to Christmas almost 6 per cent up on 2005.

Although sales began more slowly compared with 2005, trading picked up dramatically during the first week of December.

Chief executive Iain Renwick said: 'I believe this stunning performance reflects customer response to Liberty's very distinct offer. Today, Liberty is seen as a fashion and design-led business offering customers upmarket style and quality. Liberty of London, our luxury branded goods collection, has performed superbly.'

Renwick added that Liberty traded from approximately 20 per cent less space this Christmas, which is not taken into account by the like-for-like figure.

Top performers over the Christmas period included luxury fashion accessories, fragrance and beauty. Men's fashion and accessories, together with fine jewellery, also traded strongly. The retailer also revealed that the first two days of its seasonal Sale started strongly.