Retailer Urban Outfitters saw fourth quarter sales surge 29% to complete a buoyant fiscal year for the company.

Sales for the three months ended 31 January were up 29% to US$465m, with comparable store sales across the group registering an 11% increase.

Free People led the charge with comps up 19%, while Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters posted increases of 18% and 6% respectively.

Meanwhile, direct-to-consumer sales were up 39%, a reflection of good growth across all brands, while Free People Wholesale revenues rose 34%.

Urban Outfitters CEO Glen Senk pronounced himself "pleased" with the figures.

"Record sales across all brands and channels, combined with strong comps, validate our operating strategies and fashion direction," he said.

"Moreover, based on each brand's exceptional January sales results, we are confident that our spring fashion assortments resonate with our customers."

Full fiscal year sales were up 23% to $1.5bn, with comparable store sales increasing by 5%. Direct to consumer sales were up 34%, and Free People Wholesale rose 27%.