Genesco reported profits of $30.9 million, or $1.31 a share, up from $25.9 million, or $1.08 a share, a year earlier.
The companys Johnston & Murphy clothing and accessories brand and its Journeys Group footwear brand both saw same-store sales rise 12 percent for the quarter.
Online and catalog direct sales increased 25%.
Overall, retail sales increased 17% to $560.5 million for the quarter.
Chief Executive Robert Denis said the company is seeing a 10 percent increase in sales at all of its retail businesses as the companys second quarter of the year gets underway.
While we expect these trends will moderate, we feel good about our prospects for spring based on our merchandising strategies and solid inventory positions, Denis said.
Founded in 1924, Nashville, Tennessee-based Genesco Inc. is a specialty retailer of footwear, headwear, and wholesaler of branded footwear, with more than 2,225 footwear and headwear retail stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.
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