'Total sales for the week were up 4.1% on the same week last year as summer Clearance continued to perform well and price matching competitor promotions drove sales in shops and online.
Fashion sales were up 7.6%, driven by Beauty sales which were up 19.8% due to price matching competitor activity. Own brand Menswear sales were up 12%, driven by sales of formal blazers and smart jackets which were up 85% compared to last year.
Home sales were down 0.9%, however last week’s warm weather boosted sales of Outdoor Living which were up 9%, picnic products were up 8% and low tog duvets were up 17%.
Electrical and Home Technology sales were up 5.8%. Sales of John Lewis own brand Environmental Care products, which includes indoor and handheld fans, were up 108%, compared to the same week last year. Android sales were also up 26% as we launched the OnePlus 7 Pro last week.
Craig Inglis, Partner and Customer Director, John Lewis & Partners.