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Asia drives Jimmy Choo sales

Shoe label Jimmy Choo has reported a 7 per cent increase in 2015 sales – all on the back of strong Asian growth.

The British-based shoemaker, which has been actively increasing its Asian footprint during the past year,  said it remains “confident” it can grow even faster in the market despite the slowdown in China’s economy.

While a large share of the growth has come from Japan, the company says it does not expect a slowdown in China to affect its performance.  

Men’s footwear was the fastest growing category in the last quarter, but it still accounts for just 7 per cent of Jimmy Choo sales.

The company’s net revenue rose 7 per cent to £318 million. Retail sales rose 9 per cent to £208million, while wholesale sales rose one per cent to £100 million on a constant currency basis.

“Jimmy Choo continues to outpace the sector despite the challenging competitive environment,” said chairman Peter Hard.

“The company successfully reversed the first half decline in wholesale revenues and is on track with growth forecasts in Asia and Japan where brand awareness continues to grow strongly.”

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