UK clothing sales hit a new low online last month with just 7.6% growth as Britons kept their purses and wallets closed because of higher prices, dull weather, Brexit blues and uncertainty due to the general election.
British retail sales fell more sharply than expected in May, data showed, the latest sign of the growing hit to the economy from rising inflation since the Brexit vote. But there were signs that fashion sales held up.
London was the top city for luxury store openings last year due to its gateway status and appeal to Chinese shoppers, a new report shows. But Paris came in second place, ahead of New York, Dubai, Hong Kong and Milan.
British retail sales suffered their sharpest monthly fall in six months in June, but stores said bad weather rather than Brexit was to blame, leaving open the question of how big a hit the vote to leave the European U...
British retail sales suffered an unexpected dip last month, wrong-footing economists who said rising wages and lower prices still pointed to strong prospects for consumer spending, a mainstay of the country's growth.
British retail sales rose more strongly than expected in April, recovering from a surprise fall in March, as unusually warm weather encouraged shoppers to buy new clothes, official data showed on Thursday.