'Total sales for the week were up 1.3% as customers continued to enjoy shopping summer Clearance.
Fashion sales were up 6.2%, driven by sales of Beauty, Wellbeing and Leisure which were up 12.4%. Price matching competitor beauty promotions drove Beauty sales up by 17.6% on the same week last year. Menswear sales were up 9.8% and Womenswear Accessories were also up 6.6%.
Home sales were up 0.5%, with Textiles and Home Accessories sales up 2.3% on the same period last year. Gift Food sales were up 11.4% driven by sales of confectionery and alcohol.
Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 3.2%, however Communications Technology sales were up 4.7% on the same period last year. Personal Care sales were up 50%, driven by the launch of the Dyson Airwrap Complete.'
Bérangère Michel, Partner and Operations Director, John Lewis & Partners