Ted Baker, the self-styled global lifestyle brand, announced a 9% increase in retail sales during the eight-week period between 12 November to 6 January in a trading statement on Wednesday.
Contrasting sharply to its rival Moss Bros, which reported on Wednesday that like-for-like sales had slumped 8% since the start of December as it warned on profits, Ted Baker said its results would be in line with expectations.
Impressive ecommerce sales were the highlight of the trading statement, up by 35% compared with the same period a year ago.
The company said that online sales now represented nearly a third of total retail sales.
Nevertheless, it remained confident enough to open new stores in Montreal, Canada and in Germany and Spain, and partnership openings in Malaysia, Mexico and Qatar.
Ray Kelvin, founder and chief executive, said: "The Ted Baker brand has continued to perform in line with expectations over the Christmas period, delivering a good retail performance driven by particularly strong growth from e-commerce, which is an increasingly important part of our retail business.