Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Menswear drives fashion sales at John Lewis

Menswear was the star performer in the week to May 12 at John Lewis, driving fashion sales up 6.9%.

The department store retailer said that during the week, which included the May bank holiday, menswear achieved 13.4% growth compared to last year, with branded menswear particularly strong, up 18%.

Wet weather and the retailer having to compete with competitor’s promotional activity meant that linens, sandals and sunglasses performed below last year, while sales of umbrellas were more than 200% up.

Overall sales at the retailer were up 16.6% compared to last year influenced by the varying national weather with poor weather in the north driving footfall.

Online sales also performed well for the retailer, up 50% with click-and-collect seeing strong growth.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.