Aeffe has posted consolidated revenues of €254 million for 2012, up from €246 million for the previous year, representing an increase of 3.3 percent at current exchange rates or 1.8 percent at constant exchange rates. Sales of shoes and leathergoods, including those of the Pollini subsidiary, grew by 8.7 percent, while the group's pret-à-porter business only grew by 2.1 percent. In Europe, which makes up for 21.2 percent of the group's turnover, sales rose by 2.3 percent at constant currency rates. Sales in Russia grew by 21.4 percent. In contrast, sales in Italy, which represent 39.1 percent of consolidated revenues, decreased by 3.4 percent to €99.3 million. Sales in the U.S. diminished by 0.5 percent, while those in Japan grew by 0.3 percent. Sales accelerated during the fourth quarter, reaching a growth rate of 14 percent, with the wholesale and retail channels rising by 17 percent and 12 percent, respectively. During quarter, sales grew by 8.9 percent in Italy and by 39.4 percent in Russia. In the U.S. and Japan, they went up by 1.7 percent and 8.7 percent, respectively. The group says it has a good order backlog for its spring-summer 2013 collections. The Italian group develops, produces and distributes its own collections both under its own brands, including Alberta Ferretti, Moschino and Pollini, and under licensed brands, which include Jean Paul Gaultier, Blugirl and Authier.