×
6 758
Fashion Jobs
HOLLISTER CO. STORES
Hollister CO. - Graduate Manager in Training, Stratford (Westfield)
Permanent · London
HOLLISTER CO. STORES
Hollister CO. - Graduate Manager in Training, White City London (Westfield)
Permanent · London
SELFRIDGES
Finance Analyst- Domain
Permanent · LONDON
SELFRIDGES
Finance Manager – Domains
Permanent · LONDON
SELFRIDGES
Tech Business Analyst - Customer & Omni
Permanent · LONDON
NEXT
Sales Manager - Coventry Arena RP
Permanent · COVENTRY
EVERLAST GYMS
Assistant General Manager - Everlast Fitness
Permanent · SELBY
EVERLAST GYMS
Assistant General Manager - Everlast Fitness
Permanent · EPSOM
EVERLAST GYMS
General Assistant - Everlast Gyms
Permanent · SALE
EVERLAST GYMS
Assistant General Manager - Everlast Fitness
Permanent · DENTON
FRASERS GROUP
Warehouse Section Manager - Night Shift
Permanent · SHIREBROOK
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
PA to Creative Director
Permanent · LONDON
DR. MARTENS
eu HR Administrator - French And/or German Speaking
Permanent · LONDON
HARRODS
Cleaning Operative- Day or Night
Permanent · LONDON
HARRODS
Uniform Security Officer (Cctv Operator)
Permanent · LONDON
FLANNELS
Beauty Brand Manager - Pat Mcgarth
Permanent · BELFAST
HUGO BOSS UK LTD.
Sales Executive - Shoes & Accessories + Bodywear & Hosiery
Permanent ·
HUGO BOSS UK LTD.
Womenswear Sales Manager
Permanent ·
HUGO BOSS UK LTD.
Ecommerce Marketplace Manager Northern Hub
Permanent ·
HUGO BOSS UK LTD.
Finance Manager (Maternity Contract)
Permanent ·
HUGO BOSS UK LTD.
Sales Executive Boss Menswear
Permanent ·
GANT
Brand Consultant - Full Time - Gant House of Fraser Manchester - mw/lw
Permanent · MANCHESTER
Ads
By
Reuters API
Published
Oct 6, 2022
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Britons stockpile thermal underwear to fight rising heating bills

By
Reuters API
Published
Oct 6, 2022

British shoppers are stockpiling thermal underwear, gloves and dressing gowns to help them fight the cold this winter as they try to avoid turning up the thermostat to save money.




Sales of hooded blankets, onesies, thermals, dressing gowns and slippers have soared in recent weeks according to John Lewis, Britain's biggest department store chain.

Energy bills have jumped this year and consumers are grappling with high inflation on all goods including food, while mortgage rates have also started to rise, leading to a sharp cost-of-living squeeze.

That makes saving a few pounds by wrapping up warm rather than turning up the heating an attractive option, and John Lewis said its customers were buying extra layers to get them through the winter.

Sales of women's winter thermals more than doubled last week compared to the previous week, while a wearable blanket with a hood was now a bestseller. Dressing gown sales were up 76% compared to last year.

"With the cost of energy such a concern, we are seeing customers spend with heat in mind," said Claire Miles, Head of Category Fashion at John Lewis in a statement on Thursday.

One-piece onesies were also flying off the shelves much earlier than usual, the retailer said, in a sign that they were being bought for warmth this year rather than as a light-hearted Christmas gift.
Tesco, Britain's biggest supermarket chain, said on Wednesday that customers were continuing to change their shopping habits to save money.
 

© Thomson Reuters 2022 All rights reserved.