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Signal: Unseasonable weather impacts European apparel brand results

Fast fashion brands have been defying the traditional four fashion seasons for decades, as products make their way to consumers…

Signal: Two thirds of Gen Z consumers prefer second hand to new products

Using consumer surveys and data from the Office of National Statistics, Barclaycard and Development Economics say resale and renting, or…

Warm weather hits UK apparel sales in September

September saw unseasonably warm weather in the UK, with the Met Office reporting that the month was the joint-warmest September…

August boost for UK clothing retail sales as consumer confidence returns

Taking a broader perspective, the UK's retail sales volumes in the three months leading up to August 2023 increased by…

May UK retail sales boosted by strong clothing sales thanks to weather

Despite soaring inflation and higher borrowing costs, this marked the second consecutive month of growth, following a rise of 0.5%…

March UK retail sales fail to spring into action as high inflation bites

On a month-on-month basis, overall March UK retail sales value also fell by 0.9%. According to the ONS data for…

Experts urge better value proposition on modest UK retail sales climb for February

On a month-on-month basis, overall UK retail sales grew by 1.2%. According to the ONS data for February, on a…

Clothing prices ease as UK inflation falls for third month

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show UK inflation eased to 10.1% in the 12 months…

UK clothing store sales volumes up in September but retail down overall

The rise in UK clothing store volumes in September, which goes against the wider retail trend is attributed to a…

UK clothing sales dip in August on inflationary pressures

The ONS said non-food store sales volumes in the UK fell 1.9% during the month because of falls in each…