Lingerie and women's footwear sales helped drive the uplift in the last week of clearance. The womenswear division had a 12.3% increase, with menswear, leisure and beauty showing a 10.2% uplift and kidswear sales up double digits for the whole year.
Total sales including the foodhall were £52.69 million for the week.
Managing director Andy Street said: "It was an exciting week for our fashion offer, with lingerie, women's shoes and beauty all performing extremely well after a very good 2007. It was encouraging to see strong sales on own-brand clothing and great to see all four children's clothing buyerships with strong double-digit annual gains. After a Christmas of excess, we look forward to seeing the result of the recent sports expansion in all shops"
John Lewis Direct sales were up 26%.