UK: Clothing And Shoes Lead Summer Sales Boost
Retail sales rose faster than expected in July, as shoppers went on a record-breaking spending spree for shoes and clothes, encouraged by generous price cuts in the summer sales, the Daily Telegraph reported. Young women led the way, helping to push sales of textiles, clothing and footwear up 12 per cent in the year to July, the highest since records began in the mid-1970s, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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