Leading French fashion and footwear retailer Vivarte group on Tuesday posted a one per cent climb in first half turnover to $835 million compared to the year-ago period.

The group, previously known as Groupe Andre, is made up of 15 textile and accessories brands including Kookai, Caroll and Orcade-Minelli.

The group, whose financial year ends on August 31, last year posted a 4.6 per cent climb in annual turnover to $1.7 billion.