The owner of Leeds’ Victoria Quarter upmarket shopping destination reported an increase in sales in July as British shoppers snapped up summer holiday essentials and tourists made the most of the weaker pound.
Hammerson reported a 0.5 per cent like-for-like uplift in sales during July thanks to strong sales of gold jewellery and high value men’s watches such as Rolex and Omega.
Victoria Quarter saw a 20 per cent increase in jewellery sales last month, an eight per cent rise in homewares and a five per cent rise in men’s fashion.
James Bailey, general manager, said: “We have enjoyed good sales over the last 12 months, resulting in significant uplifts in jewellery, home and menswear retailers in particular.
“Male shoppers in general are becoming much more trend-savvy.“
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