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Improved weather boosts fashion sales at John Lewis

Fashion sales outperformed other categories at John Lewis last week, as rising temperatures across the UK saw shoppers investing in seasonal products.

Sales of fashion were up 13.4% for the week to May 7, with women’s accessories including sunglasses and sandals performing “particularly well”, up 16.8% on last year.

Total sales at the department store group were up 11.6% to £81m.

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