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Fashion sales leap on 'biggest ever day' at John Lewis

Fashion sales at John Lewis were up 9.9% in the week running up to Black Friday, which the department store described as the “biggest ever day” in its trading history. 

Overall sales for the week to 25 November were up 7.2% year on year to £214.3m. Womenswear sales were up 8.3% and beauty sales increased by 27.5% on 2016. 

The retailer said its Magna Park distribution centre saw a record day on Sunday 26 November when it processed 54% more units than the equivalent day in 2016.

Across the weekend, John Lewis packed on average nearly 13,000 units per hour across its network.



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  • In 1980 when the dollar was 2.20 - 2.25 to pound people started going to New York for Christmas shopping and soon became aware of Black Friday - where many of our designers were on sale. From then on we have started our sale on that weekend but we have of course been selling winter collections from May 15th - what's all the hype about. We've been selling summer 18 for 3 weeks now.

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