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The boots ugg hjemmesko dame have divided fashionistas, with some saying they ugg støvler børn are ugly and others arguing they are the most comfortable footwear money can buy.

But more than five years after Kate Moss was first spotted in a pair of Uggs, they are continuing to fly ugg udsalg off the shelves according to trading figures.

AMG, which is the sole importer of the boots into the UK, said that sales in the last six months in Britain have increased by 140 per cent, compared to the same period the year before.

Meanwhile, John Lewis calculates that sales of the boots at ugg australia tilbud its six biggest department stores have doubled in recent weeks, compared to the same period a year ago. The boots have proved such a hit the retailer has rolled out the product from its six biggest stores to 25 stores.

There had been fears last week that Britain could face a shortage of the boots after Kate Kuba, a shoe chain and stockist of Uggs, went into administration. Six of its nine shops in central London and Liverpool have closed but three remain trading.

However, Candida Hilton, a spokesman for AMG, pointed out that at least 250 shops stock the boots and fears of a shortage were completely unfounded.

She pointed out that the coldest start to winter in 30 years was encouraging people to buy Uggs in record numbers.

“The cold weather obviously means people are thinking about keeping warm. But Uggs have proved to be a staple item in many people’s wardbrobe, which people stock up on every season, like a white T shirt or denim jeans,” she said.

Julie Wright, head of Buying Womens Accessories, at John Lewis, said: “Uggs have definitely proved a popular choice of Christmas gift with our customers and I am sure that the recent cold weather may also have helped sales.”