Zara owner Inditex, the world's largest clothes retailer, said sales at the start of the third quarter rose 10%, pointing to recovery after poor weather and a weak yen weighed on profit in the first half.
First-half net profit at the retailer rose 1% to €951m, beating forecasts on the back of strict cost controls.
The company's eight brands include upmarket brand Massimo Dutti and teen label Bershka.
Inditex posted a 6% rise in sales to €7.7 billion in the first half of its fiscal year to July 31, also beating forecasts, compared with a 17% rise in the same period last year.
The results for the Spanish company, whose biggest global rival is Sweden's H&M, were among its weakest after years of stellar performance.
Inditex's shares, which have tripled in value since Spain's economy imploded five years ago to outperform the main blue chip index, have lost some of their lustre this year, up 4.4% versus a 10% gain on the Ibex.