Fashion chain Ted Baker has said its spring and summer collections had delivered a sales boost despite the high street misery faced by many retailers.
The group's retail sales were 15.4% ahead of the previous year in the 19 weeks to June 7 as the company also benefited from new stores in the City of London, Belfast, Cambridge and Heathrow's Terminal 5.
Founder and chief executive Ray Kelvin said: "Considering the tougher retail climate, we have been pleased with our performance across the group and the positive reaction from customers to our spring summer collections."
The positive update from Ted Baker - which added that margins were in line with expectations - contrasted with struggling rival French Connection and downbeat recent statements from the likes of Next and Marks & Spencer.
The period saw the opening of the company's second standalone store in London dedicated solely to womenswear. The group plans to develop the range and quality of lines such as its 'Langley' premium womenswear collection.
Ted Baker, which currently has 26 UK stores, remains on track to open further shops in London's White City, Bristol and Liverpool during the second half of the year.
The group's finance director Lindsay Page said the "consensus view" was that retail conditions could get tougher before they improved, but added: "Obviously as a brand we have our own look, our own appearance, and customer loyalty."
Analysts said the company was well-placed to weather the retail storm due to the uniqueness of the label, which sits between the high street and the luxury end of the market. An average Ted Baker shirt costs around £75.
Panmure Gordon analyst Philip Dorgan said: "Ted Baker is growing a brand and we expect it to continue to do well, despite tough UK trading conditions, given its unwillingness to compromise on quality and differentiation."
Wholesale revenues were 8.6% lower the previous year - although this was an improvement since the time of its results in March.
The group added that conditions would remain challenging for some retailers and it would "continue to take action in respect of those customers who are no longer appropriate for our brand".
Ted Baker began with a single shirt specialist shop in Glasgow in 1987 and now employs around 1,500 staff in the UK. As well as its UK stores it eight in the US, two in Europe and a further 17 operating under licence globally.