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Footwear fuels fashion sales at John Lewis

Fashion sales at John Lewis edged up 2% year on year for the week to 28 April, driven by record sales of footwear.

Women’s footwear sales for the week were up 30% on 2017. The department store chain said sunny weather at the beginning of the week encouraged shoppers to update their summer wardrobes.

Warm-weather clothing was up 18% and the retailer’s own brand denim label And/Or was up 60% on the previous year.

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