Burberry’s new Chief Executive, Christopher Bailey, welcomed record-beating full-year results on May 21 with headline profits up 8% and sales reaching £2.33 billion (US$3.9 billion).

Pre-tax profit of £461 million (US$779 million) beat City forecasts and sales jumped 17% for the year to April.

The FTSE 100 luxury retailer also said it has appointed EasyJet PLC Chief Executive Carolyn McCall to its board as a non-executive director. Burberry said that in the year ahead it will up investment, pumping around £200 million (US$338 million) in capital expenditure focusing on its retail division, the Japanese market, and its beauty division, which the company brought back in-house last year.

The demand for Burberry’s goods has been driven by much of the same factors of late; travelling “luxury customers”, particularly from Asia, buying the retailer’s outerwear and leather goods, like its iconic trench coats and check-print patterned goods.