Department store chain John Lewis has reported strong trading in the final week of its financial year with fashion the star performer.
John Lewis stores posted a 15.6% rise in sales over the week to January 30, bringing total sales to £50m.
John Leiws managing director Andy Street said that after “a cracking January and an impressive half year” the business is “in fine form”.
At John Lewis, fashion sales were up 16.6% and “stole the show” with “phenomenal” gains against the market, said Street.
He described menswear’s second half as “awesome”.
Johnlewis.com ended the year 19% ahead.
Street said: “What’s the lesson of this success? Perhaps predictably I’ll say it’s loyalty to the proven formula of inspiring product, great service and relentless operational excellence.”