Upscale women's clothing group Barbara Bui on Tuesday posted a slight rise in first quarter consolidated sales to $9.7 million from $9.6m in the year-ago period.

The company said sales at its boutiques, which includes those in Paris, New York and Milan, slipped to $3.1m from $3.9m while sales from department stores rose to $6.6m from $5.7m last year.