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Holiday shopping boosts sales at John Lewis

Fashion sales bounced back at John Lewis last week, rising 7.9% on the same period in 2015, as shoppers prepared for their summer holidays.

John Lewis at Grand Central Birmingham

John Lewis at Grand Central Birmingham

John Lewis at Grand Central Birmingham

Within fashion, swimwear and nightwear were the star performers during the week to July 30, up 37.1% year on year.

Menswear also performed well, up 8.1% on 2015, and John Lewis own brand menswear was up 15.6%.

Total sales at the department store group were up 3.4% on last year to £76.62m. 

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