British shops are cashing in on the burkha ban in France because wealthy Middle Eastern shoppers are avoiding Paris.
London retailers have benefited from a tourism boom after Nicolas Sarkozy's government banned the headscarf in April.
Liberty, the West End store, has seen a 45 per cent surge in the number of international visitors - while Selfidges has seen a 40 per cent rise.
Middle Eastern shoppes are flocking to Britain after the French banned the burkha in April
Tourists from the region spend an average of £1,800 in a shopping trip - in contrast the average British person parts with just £120.