Department store chain John Lewis generated a 17.7% sales rise to £55m in the week to May 8, boosted by a 20% rise in fashion sales.
Menswear also performed well for John Lewis with a steady performance in casualwear boosted by an upturn in the sales of suiting.
Street added: “Across the directorate the online score continues to excel with new brands finding rapid success.”
Street said John Lewis had outperformed the BRC April non-food sales data. But he cautioned: “We need to keep our feet firmly on the ground and to continue to fight for each and every sale. I suspect it’s going to get tougher for us, but we are certainly well placed against our competitors.”