The UK high street has enjoyed its best month in almost two years as the weak pound led to an influx of British "staycationers" and overseas tourists.
Overall like-for-like sales were up 2% last month, making it the best month since September 2015 and the best August since 2013, according to accountancy and advisory firm BDO's High Street Sales Tracker.
BDO's figures show a marked rise in staycations by Britons and an influx of overseas tourists - both of which have been driven by the weak pound - helped push sales of lifestyle goods up 3.1% year-on-year.
Fashion sales saw like-for-like growth of 1.5% after struggling all year to generate growth - the sector's best performance since last November - and homeware sales were up 1.9% year-on-year.
However, the overall growth came after two Augusts of negative figures, particularly in fashion where sales were down 3.3%.