SuperGroup kicked off its financial year in "fine form" after posting another sales surge thanks to turnaround efforts and a revamped womenswear range.
The retailer, which owns the Superdry, Cult and SurfCo California brands, delivered its seventh quarter in a row of like-for-like sales growth, up 8.5% in the first quarter to July 28, while total revenues jumped by more than a quarter.
It also saw UK wholesale revenues return to growth as its autumn/winter ranges proved popular, with the overall wholesale order book up 26% on a year earlier.
Shares in the group raced more than 5% ahead as the figures confirmed its recovery remained firmly on track, following a turnaround in the year to April 28 when underlying pre-tax profits rose 22% to £52.2 million.
Chief executive Julian Dunkerton, who co-founded the group from a market stall in Cheltenham, said: "We have started the year in fine form and have continued to build momentum in both the retail and wholesale divisions."
It has staged an impressive comeback after profits slumped 14.7% in the 2011/12 financial year following an accountancy blunder and after being caught out with stock shortages as it struggled to keep up with its rapid rate of expansion.
The group retrenched to focus on getting the business back on track, but recently dusted off expansion plans with aims to spend £30 million to grow the group in the UK and internationally.
It has opened another five UK stores and 12 franchised shops since the end of April under plans to boost its chain by 80,000 to 100,000 sq ft across the UK and Europe and add around 50 franchised stores overseas.
The firm is also setting its sights on China with aims to trial a website in the country next year, adding to the 16 sites currently operating worldwide.
While SuperGroup was helped by easy comparatives from a year earlier, analysts praised an encouraging start to the year.
Wayne Brown, retail expert at Canaccord Genuity, said: "Not only is the group meeting expectations on store development, but the enhanced ranges and increased investment behind design is clearly driving an acceleration in quarterly growth."