Christine Kasoulis, fashion buying director for the department store group, said: “Customers enjoyed shopping Easter promotions, with Easter falling later this year compared to last year.
“Home sales were up 6.9%. Furniture and Flooring sales were up 9.0% as customers shopped for Outdoor Living products and Cookshop sales were up 16.2% due to seasonal promotions.
“Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 2.4% but we saw positive sales of TVs which were up 7% on last year. Small Electrical product sales were also up 4.5%.
“Fashion sales were up 10.4%. New season fashion sales were up 4.2% as customers prepared for the warmer weather and Easter getaways. Beauty, Wellbeing and Leisure sales were up 15.2%, and price-matching competitor beauty promotions through our commitment to being ‘never knowingly undersold’ drove Beauty sales up 14.0%. Menswear sales were up 10.7% due to seasonal promotions on a selection of brands.”
John Lewis & Partners branch at White City Westfield in London