After a rocky start to the year with Easter showing a drop in overall sales, retailers were pleased to see the increase spanning across all sectors.
Fashion saw the greatest increase of 29 per cent, up eight per per cent on last year. The only other year to surpass 2015 for fashion was 2013, showing an increase of 44 per cent on the week leading up to Mother’s Day.
Andrew from Bags to Go, a fashion retailer from Queensland agrees. The three store handbag specialist commented that sales in the week leading up to Mother’s Day were definitely up on last year.
Furniture has seen a drop in the past with 2012 and 2013 seeing negative figures but this year, furniture was up 21 per cent with an increase of over 10 per cent on last years sales.
Sporting saw an increase of 11 per cent,up two per cent on last year.
Overall, all retailers and mums saw the benefits of retail therapy this year.