Third quarter profit at youth fashion and footwear retailer The Buckle Inc has jumped by 31%, helped by soaring sales.

For the three months to 1 November, net income rose to $29.1m, or $0.62 per share, from $22.2m, or $0.48 per share in the same period last year.

Net sales jumped 25.7% to $210.6m from $167.6m,  and comparable store sales leapt 19.1%.

Headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska, Buckle operates 388 retail stores.