Retailer Country Road enjoyed an increase in first-half clothing sales after it improved its fashionability, pricing and depth of ranges.

Total retail sales were up 13.7% during the interim period, the company said, with retail store sales excluding 'Wearhouse' sales up 16% and comparable store sales up 11.4%.

Wholesale sales, meanwhile, were down 29.3% in the first half, as the firm prepares to exit the segment.

Total sales grew 3.5% from last year.