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John Lewis fashion sales rise 3.7%

Fashion sales at John Lewis bucked the retailer’s overall trend, rising 3.7% for the week to June 6.

Overall, sales at John Lewis fell 2.9% to £44.78 million for over the period. The figure was an improvement on the previous week when sales were down 8.2% as warm weather impacted sales.

John Lewis said that new ranges in contemporary branded womenswear, and holidaywear including branded sports sandals, along with kidswear, had also sold well.

John Lewis director of operational development Andrew Murphy said: “Although the hot weather at the start of the week meant we missed last year’s score by 2.9%, this represents an improvement on our strike rate for the year to date. An excellent day’s trade on Saturday finished the week in fine style and this momentum carried into Sunday, where we built handsomely on our 2008 performance.”

John Lewis in Aberdeen was the star performer with sales up 6% over the period. Stores at Trafford, Cambridge, Newcastle and Peter Jones in London also made gains.

John Lewis Direct saw sales rise 7.9%

 

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