Another retailer reporting is Inditex - the Spanish owner of Zara - and described as the world's biggest fashion retailer.
It says good summer weather in Europe and favourable foreign exchange effects helped boost profits to €1.5bn (£1.4bn) in the first six months of its financial year to 31 July.
Total sales rose 7% to €12.82bn while like-for-like sales - which strips out new store openings - rose 5%
It says its autumn/winter initial collections "have been well received".
For UK shoppers, it says its ZaraHome collections will be available on the Zara website and will be rolled out across new markets progressively over the coming year.