Women's apparel giant Liz Claiborne Inc has reported "very strong second-quarter results", after growth across a number of its brands.

Second-quarter net sales increased 7.1 per cent to USD1.1 billion, while net profit during the quarter rose 7 per cent to USD54m from USD51m a year ago.

Chairman and chief executive officer, Paul Charron, said that the results were driven by a "balanced and diversified portfolio" as well as efficient implementation of key strategies.

He added: "Our ability to successfully execute our multi-brand, multi-channel, multi-geography diversification strategy enabled us to achieve record sales and EPS which exceeded the upper end of our forecasted range."

Charron said that notable performances came from the Mexx Europe, Juicy Couture, JH Collectibles, Axcess women's and licensed DKNY Jeans wholesale apparel businesses, Liz Claiborne and licensed Kenneth Cole accessories wholesale non-apparel businesses, Mexx Canada and Lucky Brand retail businesses and licensing business.