Danish childrenswear sales were down 24 per cent on last year's figures in October. Retailers have blamed the mild weather, which has held up sales of winter stock. October is usually the busiest month of the year, according to the Danish Textile Union. "Maybe the money was spent elsewhere, in supermarkets and Hennes and Mauritz, but we don't think so, "said Leif Bernth, director of the Danish Textile Union. He reckons that parents are still using lightweight spring jackets that are just right for the unseasonably mild weather.