'Total sales were up 0.4% on the same week last year, with customers focusing on back to school products and technology.
Fashion sales were down 1.2%. However Menswear performed well, up 7.1% and sales of Women's Accessories were also up 3.1%.
Home sales were down 2.7% but Textiles and Home Accessories were up 2.5% on the same week last year.
Electrical and Home Technology sales were up 4.7%, driven by strong sales of hair care products, with Personal Care up overall 74%. It was also a good week for sales of televisions, up 21%, and Large Electrical products, up 12.4%.'
Simon Coble, Partner & Trading Director, John Lewis & Partners