Sales across clothing and footwear stores were unchanged during January according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) despite revenues across the total retail sector growing.
Year-on-year the quantity of products bought in the retail industry grew for the second consecutive month, increasing by 4.3% in January, while the amount spent during the month rose by 4.4% to £31.9bn.
Volume sales across the clothing and footwear sector were flat compared with the same time last year, while the amount of money spent on products rose 1.4%. Online sales grew 12.9%.
During the month for every pound spent in the retail industry 41 pence was in non-food stores and six pence at non-store retailers.