Sales at department store chain John Lewis rose 15.1% last week to £58.7m.
Stores notched up a 10% advance in turnover and sales at the online business jumped by 49%.
Clothing sales rose 15.8%. Kidswear did best, up 35%, and women’s outerwear rose 22%.
John Lewis region B selling operations director David Barford said: “Our customers are showing a real interest in all things new. The preparation for autumn is clearly under way.”