Celebrate being able to stroke cushions, bounce on a bed and linger over tableware once more, says Katrina BurroughsKatrina BurroughsThe Sunday Times
Ready, steady, shop. After three lockdowns, it’s evident that the best kind of shopping is non-essential shopping. The reopening of the interiors stores doesn’t come a moment too soon for those of us who have missed stroking velvet cushions, selecting linen pillowslips and weighing chunky glassware in our hands. If the last months have been a depressing period for customers, it has been a bleaker time for retailers. John Lewis will not be reopening stores at Ashford, Tunbridge Wells, York and Sheffield.
The partnership is, however, putting up a fight for its share of high street spending, launching an excellent value range called Anyday. Prices are on average 20 per cent lower than current John Lewis own-brand collections and the offering includes everything for the