Leading fashion chain Cortefiel SA on Tuesday posted a 50 per cent jump in third quarter net profit to 10 million euros from 6.6 million euros in the year-ago period.

Total sales at its core Cortefiel outlets soared 24 per cent year-on-year for the 13 weeks to November 30, with same-store sales up 17 per cent.

Nine month sales rose seven per cent year-on-year to 570 million euros as it opened nearly 80 new stores, with nine-month same-store sales up 7.5 per cent.

It added same-store sales over the key Christmas trading period rose 4.4 per cent.