Womenswear sales at John Lewis, driven by cold weather clothing and price matching competitors offers, boosted the department store’s fashion business last week.
Womenswear sales rose by 18.2% for the week to 23 September, compared with the same period last year. Total fashion sales grew by 8.6%.
Menswear also saw a double-digit increase, with sales up 13.4%. Women’s accessories meanwhile increased by 8.7%.
Total sales for the week stood at £87.3m, up 6.5% on last year. John Lewis said both shops and online experienced sales growth.