Italian luxury leathergoods brand Furla has reported a 38 per cent increase in travel-retail sales for its first half, with Japan being its strongest market.
Following record results last year in terms of sales and profitability, the Furla Group overall has continued growth in its latest first half with sales of €194 million (US$217 million) up 28 per cent from the figures for the same half last year.
Furla has 223 travel-retail points of sales in 52 countries, the latest openings for Furla Asia including Singapore’s Changi Airport with Lagardere Travel Retail.
Furla Group’s latest mono-brand store openings include Citic Mall in Shanghai and Mira Mall in Hong Kong.
The group has 425 mono-brand stores, up from 415 at the end of last year. Counting multi-brands and department stores, the group is present in more than 1200 other locations worldwide, and has its products in more than 100 countries.
Furla Asia/Pacific sales rose 22 per cent, equal to almost 20 per cent of the total sales for the group. Japan remains its strongest market, representing 26 per cent of total sales in the half, with a 30 per cent increase.