Fashion sales grew 5.6% at John Lewis last week with the department store’s womenswear offering a standout category.
Total sales at the retailer rose 11.4% in the week to November 10 as online sales soared 37.5% compared to last year.
Head of omnichannel development Karen Dracou said: “Within fashion, sales of womenswear stood out as our branded offer performed strongly.
She added: “Autumn/winter products across the rest of fashion continue to perform above the year but slowed as the temperature rose at the tail end of the week. Anything with a reindeer on it appears to be selling well in menswear.”
Across its store portfolio the majority of brands outperformed last year with Swindon and Croydon leading the way with stand-out sales of around 18% up on last year.