Like-for-like fashion sales fell by 1.7% last week in comparison with the same week last year.
A second week of poor weather was partly to blame for 57% of respondents to BDO’s weekly sales tracker reporting negative sales growth in store. Across all retail categories, footfall was down by 2.8% in the week ending 28 January.
Shopping centres experienced the biggest decline in footfall, of 4.5%. Footfall on the high street was down by 2.5%, and on retail parks it fell 1.7%.