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Retail last week: Comment from 5 retailers on Saturday 20/07/2019

Published: 22nd Jul 2019
Author: Tony Dickson - S&V Editor

"Very tough. The month started okay - not great, but good compared to what we've had - but last week and especially this week it has been very quiet." - Nazir Laher, proprietor, Elite Same Day Shoe Repairs, Johannesburg, Gauteng. Independent, 1 store, repairer and men's footwear retailer.

"A bit quiet. The year started very slowly, but some of the months have been okay." - Desrae Doubell, sales, Elle Lifestyle Boutique, Port Elizabeth, E Cape. Independent, 3 stores, women's boutique.

"Not too bad. It's picked up a bit. The year so far hasn't been great - some months on par with last year, some a bit down. Last month was very poor." - Ash Nagar, proprietor, Esquires, Benoni, Gauteng, SA. Independent, 1 store, men's outfitter.

"Quiet but okay. It's the middle of the month, and parents don't have money. Come the end of the month it will pick up - that's the trend." - Muhammad Seedat, member, Essay's Fashions, Benoni, Gauteng, SA. Independent, 1 store, school wear specialist.

"The year generally has been down by comparison to last year, and this week was the same." - Asif Mahomed, member, Etem Fashions, Laudium, Gauteng, SA. Independent, 1 store, women's outfitter specialising in comfort footwear.

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