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The news will subdue fears that many retailers are set to post profit warnings in January, following a pre Christmas slump in sales, particularly in clothing.
Chairman and chief executive Jurek Piasecki said:"It was frantic. The pick up started in the second week of November but then just got stronger and stronger."
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In the four weeks to Christmas Eve, Goldsmiths said, sales on a like for like basis, not including income from new stores, were up 26.3% compared with last year. Total sales were up 37.1%.
Goldsmiths is the first retailer to provide detailed figures of its pre Christmas sales.
Since Christmas, shopping centres have reported record crowds as shoppers turn out for the sales.
Troubled retailer Marks and Spencer (M said its flagship store in Central London had made a "very positive" start to its winter sale.
The UK's largest clothes seller is in need of some good news after its recent well publicised difficulties replica cartier love bracelet.
So severe has been its decline that a takeover has gone from being unthinkable to being widely expected.
Although M said it was too early to comment on sales nationwide, its London store at Marble Arch had seen customers keen to buy up discounted ladies' knitwear, men's and ladies' suits and men's tailoring.
M started its sale on Monday, knocking an average 30% off items. The group is due to issue a trading statement in mid January giving an update on sales during the key holiday period.
The company's comments come after a slump to ?46m in profits for the year to March 1999 from ?.16bn in the previous year.
Crowds have turned out for the winter sales, which started on Monday, with prices cut by up to 50%.
The Trafford Centre on the outskirts of Manchester reported its giant car parks almost at capacity as shoppers sat in miles of jams on their way to snap up bargains.
Europe's biggest shopping centre, Bluewater in Dartford, Kent, said Tuesday was its busiest day of the year, with over 140,000 visitors, Bluewater's David Robinson said.
He predicted that the number of shoppers would drop to 100,000 on Wednesday as some head back to work.
In the North East, Gateshead's MetroCentre reported about 125,000 135,000 visitors on Tuesday.
"Big ticket electronic goods such as TVs were good sellers while sports shops, which have had a poor year, were heaving," said the centre's operations manager John Bell