It was a mixed week for John Lewis in the period to March 25. Total sales fell 4.1% to £81.72m, skewed by the late Easter. But Mother's Day boosted key categories and its new denim lifestyle brand had a strong start.
A suit that was custom made for John Lennon is set to go under the hammer this week. Featuring a gray houndstooth pattern, the woollen suit was worn by the music icon in 1964 while performing with The Beatles.
Menswear specialist Moss Bros had a good 12 months in the period to January 28, even though it faced one of the "most highly competitive" years it has seen. Sales growth slowed but profits and m-commerce accelerated.