Watch sales help push up November retail figures

First published: 17-12-2010

Recent sales figures have suggested that watch fans have been logging online in order to snap up their new timepiece, or a special product to give as a gift to a loved one this Christmas.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that internet sales accounted for 10.5 per cent of all sales in November 2010, a record setter and an increase from their 7.9 per cent share in the same period last year.

Furthermore, the ONS has revealed that anecdotal evidence has hinted that people have been looking around stores before buying stuff over the web.

However, this does not suggest that the high street has suffered, as retail sales in the UK have risen by 0.3 per cent last month.

Watches, jewellery and toys are just some of the items which the ONS has indicated as having drive up sales in the run-up to Xmas.

There still could be time to put in a last-minute order to secure a great present, with the Nixon x Beastie Boys watch sure to please fans of the hit US hip-hop group.


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