Gucci's Irish sales soar 58pc

Gucci store

Sales of luxury Gucci designer goods soared by 58pc to €6.19m in Ireland in 2016-17.

On the back of the mass-ive increase in revenues, pre-tax profits at Gucci Ireland Ltd rose 17-fold to €726,537 in the 12 months to the end of last February.

The company's directors said the jump in revenues is primarily due to the Gucci outlet in Kildare Village enjoying a full year of trading.

That store traded from July 2015 to January 2017.

The company added that a significant share of its sales in Ireland were to tourists.