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Fashion sales recover for last week of May

Like-for-like fashion sales for the week to 28 May recovered on the back of warmer weather – up 2.2% on the BDO High Street Sales Tracker.

The result was the first positive week for fashion in six weeks, and was boosted by some standout in-store performances.

Footwear sales dropped 6% on last year’s figures.

Overall footfall across the UK was down by 2.1% during the week, while footfall on the high street edged down by 0.4% on the same week last year.

Regionally, shopping centre footfall was down across the board and retail park footfall was also down everywhere but the West Midlands (up 2%).

On the high street, the East Midlands experienced the highest footfall, up by 6.8%, followed by Scotland, up by 4.7%. The lowest levels of high street footfall were recorded in the West Midlands, which was down by 5.9%.


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