Accent Group (ASX:AX1) has reported strong sales and earnings for H1 FY23, with total sales of $825 million, up 39% year-on-year, and estimated EBIT of $90 to $92 million.

The footwear and fashion retailer says trade in November and December was positive, and January trade including "back to school" has been in line with expectations.

Accent Group says overall inventory levels are clean and well positioned for the start of H2, reflecting a strong in-stock position in core lines and early deliveries of wholesale product for H2 sales.

It plans to release its full H1 FY23 results after ASX trading close on Thursday, 23 February, and its share price is up 10% today.