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Department stores see record Sale trading

John Lewis saw sales rise 7% to £21.3 million on Saturday - the first day of its Clearance Sale.

Meanwhile Harrods, which also kicked off its Sale on December 27, is understood to have seen sales rise by double digits against the opening day of its Sale last year. The Knightsbridge department store is believed to have recorded its best ever day with sales nearing £10 million..

Selfridges, which started its Sale on Boxing Day, also experienced record sales. Shoppers spent £1 million in just one hour’s trading at the department store.

John Lewis said its performance marked a record for the department store. Within that, womenswear also saw record results. John Lewis Managing Director, Andy Street says, “This is a remarkable result at any time and particularly so in this challenging economic climate. John Lewis customers are being judicious in their purchasing and recognise the outstanding quality and value of the products we have.”

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  • LOVE IT!!!! JL stuck to their guns and did not do silly sales and practiced what they preached. They deserve to perform well as does Selfridges who, again behave themselves and conduct their business in a manner that does not cause conflict on the high street. Well Done and a great bit of news.

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