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Fashion sales down again at John Lewis

Fashion sales at John Lewis fell by 2.9% for the week to 4 August.

It is the second week in a row the retailer’s fashion sales have been down, as the UK heatwave continues to have an negative impact the number of customers visiting stores.

Overall, sales were down 2.1%, when compared with the same week last year.

Sales of electricals were up 4%, as a result of strong demand for fans, and sales of outdoor furniture were up 32.2% year on year.

Beauty, well-being and leisure sales increased overall by 3.9%, and women’s accessories recorded a slight uplift of 0.4%.

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