Empty stores devastated UK fashion sales in March says ONS

That decline came despite many stores remaining open for most of the month with the lockdown only being ordered on March 23.Year-on-year, sales volumes fell 5.8% and values dropped by 6%.

And while those headline figures were bad enough, clothing stores suffered an even greater catastrophe with a 34.8% volume drop and 35.8% value drop compared to the month before. Volumes fell 28.4% year-…

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