The social and economic climate, exacerbated by unseasonable weather, have impacted sales figures. Sales of clothing and footwear fell by 3% in May (Institut Français de la Mode). Retailers are pinning their hopes on the Summer sales to sell substantial amounts of stocks. According to LSA, the average budget is estimated at €229.72 per person, i.e. 28% higher than in 2014, if the weather would only warm up a bit.