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Chief executive Carol Kane said: “You learn from lessons, and we learned we need to get a good start from every season. There were several factors that we don’t think will repeat themselves.”
Although the claims were backed up with a 27% jump in sales to £140 million and pre-tax profits ahead by 3% to £11.1 million in maiden results, investors remained unimpressed as the shares nudged down 1% to 27.72p. They listed at 50p a year ago.
The company said it will continue to increase its marketing spend as it attempts to win more customers, and is also launching a trial by selling its clothes through Asos.
Its Petite, FIT and Plus ranges sold well and bosses also plan to introduce a range for tall people later this year.
Kane added: “Fashion on trend at the moment is all about flares, prints and psychedelia.”