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Fashion sales slump

Total like-for-like fashion sales fell 4% for the week to 17 February, new figures from BDO have shown.

In-store like-for-like sales dropped 8% compared with the same week in 2018 – the worst result since last April.

Total like-for-like sales across all retail categories fell 2.4%, and footfall dropped by 4% compared with last year.

Shopping centres suffered the biggest decline – down 7% this week – while high streets were down 4%. Footfall at retail parks dropped 1.3%.


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