Fashion sales wilt in September heatwave
Clothing retailers on the UK's high streets suffered badly in the face of September's unseasonably hot weather, according to a new report
Fashion sales fell in value by 5.9% compared with the same time last year, as shoppers shied away from buying autumn and winter stock.
Across all sectors high street sales dropped by 2.8% last month.
It was the eighth month in a row that the high street survey, by business consultancy BDO, had shown a decline.
While sales of homewares rose by 12.6% last month and lifestyle goods, including gifts and health and beauty items, also edged up, that was not... read more
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