John Lewis sales up 2.1% last week
The retailer said the cooler weather also played a part, with last week competing with 35°C temperatures during the same week in 2015.
Fashion sales edged up 3.8% boosted by strong uplifts in jewellery and men’s formalwear.
Home sales finished the week up 1.7% compared to last year. Some of the best performing areas included beds and bedroom furniture where sales increased by 15.5%.
Meanwhile, the launch of the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer bolstered electricals and home technology sales, although a slower week for small electricals meant that the category finished the week down 0.1%.
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