• H1 net loss of EUR5.1m, compared to EUR6.3m
  • Revenues rise 16.6% to EUR119.97m
  • Footwear and leather goods lead growth

Luxury goods business Aeffe recorded a smaller first half loss, boosted by double-digit sales growth across the company.

The owner of brands including Moschino, JP Gaultier and Alberta Ferretti said sales for its prêt-à-porter products had risen 14.3% in first six months of the year, but growth was spearheaded by footwear and leather goods, which were up 27.7%.

“The group continued also in the second quarter of the year to record a strong improvement in profitability that was supported by the good revenues growth both in the directly operated stores and in the wholesale channel,” said company executive chairman Massimo Ferretti.