'Total sales for the week were down 5.5% on the same week last year.
Fashion sales were down 4.4%. However, sales of sunglasses were up 42% and swimwear was up 27% as customers prepared for the record-breaking temperatures over the bank holiday weekend.
Home sales were down 7.0% but hydration sales were up 20%, driven by sales of reusable water bottles.
Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 5.3% however, Environmental Care sales were up 132% as the hot weather saw strong demand for fans and air conditioning units.'
Sienne Veit, Partner & Digital Director, John Lewis & Partners