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Wet weather drives fashion sales on internet

Online shopping received a huge boost from July's wet weather, with clothing sales up 56% on last year, according to a report from IMRG, the industry body for global etailing. The report found that UK online sales exceeded £4 billion a month for the first time. Sales of clothing, footwear and accessories have grown by 1,587% in the 78 months from February 2001 to July 2007.