All non-essential retail stores, including apparels and fashion saw a good response in sales in England and Wales. Fashion sales, during the week that ended 16 April 2021, reportedly, witnessed a jump of 82.55 percent.
The total like-for-like sales across fashion, lifestyle and homeware rose by a whopping 674.62 percent compared to the same period of last year.
According to BDO’s High Street Sales Tracker, total like-for-like sales across the three categories BDO monitors – fashion, lifestyle and homeware – jumped 674.62%, compared to the same period in 2020.
In-store like-for-like sales rocketed 1,717.98% year on year, while non-store like-for-like sales rose by 49.59%, compared to the same week in 2020.
The numbers are huge and one could see long queues outside the stores of many fashion retailers like John Lewis and Primark last week.
The overall footfall numbers have been no less than extraordinary at 135.1 percent.
Footfall at retail parks soared by 166.3% compared to the equivalent week in 2020. High street footfall increased by 121.2%, and in shopping centres, footfall rose 133.8% on the last year.