Analysts agreed that the retailer had the potential to raise its fortunes. Evolution analyst Nick Bubb said: 'The sector background is tough, but French Connection is suprisingly confident that its UK retail performance will improve from now on.'
Seymour Pierce analyst Richard Ratner noted that the retailer should be doing well because it was in the young fashion space, if only it got the fashion right. However, he said: 'In our view, the new ranges are better and an even greater fashion element should come through by the summer. Thus the company should have a much better second half in this financial year.'