High Street Stores in the UK Had Their Worst September in Nearly a Decade

Brexit likely played a role in the declining performance, according to BDO

People out shopping on Oxford Street walk past large scale January sale signs in red and white for major high street clothing retail shops on 7th January 2019 in London, United Kingdom. Its time for the Winter sales, and most shops are advertising big reductions in prices. Bargains are available and the shopping streets are busy. Oxford Street is a major road in the West End of London. It is Europe's busiest shopping street, with around half a million daily visitors, and has approximately 300 shops.
Brexit has made consumers nervous to delve into their usual fall shopping habits. Mike Kemp — In Pictures via Getty Images

LONDON—September is a time typically synonymous with shopping. Back-to-school deals run rampant, and the promise of a new season—and all the clothes that come with it—urge shoppers to visit stores and refresh their fall wardrobes.

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