Australian retailer David Jones Ltd has reported a 9.3 per cent increase in first-quarter sales to A$418.1 million from A$382.6m in the year-before period.

Like-for-like sales for the quarter rose 9.5 per cent to A$418.1m from A$381.7 million a year earlier.

The company said sales of ladies' wear, shoes and accessories were all strong in the period.