• Q1 net income up 24% to US$95m
  • Merchandise sales up 5% to $1.522bn
  • Comparable store sales up 5%

Strong showings from men’s wear and women’s accessories helped department store retailer Dillard’s to post a 24% increase in first quarter net income.

Lingerie, shoes and men’s accessories also performed well in the three months to 28 April, offsetting below trend showings from juniors’ and children’s apparel.

“We are happy to report a very strong start to 2012 with our seventh consecutive quarter of increased same store sales, as well as record-setting earnings and earnings per share performances,” said company CEO William Dillard II.