Fashion retail sales rebound as shoppers invest in post-lockdown outfits



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Fashion retail sales soared last month as the sector, which has struggled during the coronavirus pandemic, was buoyed by shoppers investing in post-lockdown outfits.

Total like-for-like fashion sales jumped 57.5 per cent in March – from a base of minus 25.9 per cent in the same month last year.

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This marks the first positive result for fashion since before the pandemic hit the UK, buoyed by three weeks of growth in March.

Lifestyle sales also rose last month, jumping 14.7 per cent and

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