In the first quarter of 2021, the footwear and leather goods division of Aeffe, the Italian fashion house that owns Pollini and other brands, posted an increase in sales of 17.1 percent at constant currency rates to €35.9 million.

For the group as a whole, sales totalled €80.1 million, up by 5.2 percent on a currency-neutral basis and by 5.1 percent on a reported basis. Ebitda grew by 64 percent to €14.1 million and net profit increased to €3.8 million from €4,000 a year earlier.

Aeffe noted that the overall order backlog for the upcoming autumn-winter season was up by 12 percent compared to the correspondent season of last year.