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November same-store sales flash report

By Tiffany Montgomery
December 06, 2007 6:00 AM

November same-stores sales numbers were released this morning. Department stores appear to be the big winners. Retailers were positively impacted by a calendar shift that led to an extra week of sales in November. That means December results will be impacted negatively, however.

PACSUN

Same-store sales company-wide: up 2.3 percent


PacSun stores: up 7 percent


demo stores: down 30.6 percent


Regions: All regions comped positive except California, desert Southwest and Florida.


Thanksgiving weekend: Executives were "pleased" with results. Comps were up 7.9 percent for the weekend.


Juniors apparel: up low 20's led by Bullhead denim and tops.


Guys apparel: up low double digits


Accessories: down mid teens


Juniors accessories: down low double digits


Guys accessories: down mid 20s


Footwear: down low double digits


Juniors footwear: down low 20s


Guys footwear: down high single digits


ZUMIEZ

Same store sales: up 5.6 percent


Comp gains led by: An increase in transactions


Best category: skate hardgoods


MACY'S

Same store sales: up 13.4 percent


Sales increase attributable to: cold weather, strong holiday offering, calendar shift.


Guidance for December: Same-store sales down 4 to 7 percent.


Guidance for Q4: Same-store sales down 2 percent to up 1 percent.


NORDSTROM

Same store sales: up 8.7 percent


Best categories: Designer goods, women's shoes and women's accessories.


Strongest regions: Midwest, South, Northeast


THE BUCKLE

Same-stores sales: up 18.2 percent


Mens: up 37 percent led by denim, wovens, sweaters.


Women's: up 22.5 percent led by denim, knit, outerwear.


Accessories: flat


Footwear: down 3 percent


ABERCROMBIE & FITCH

Appears to be having trouble with its girls and women's business. Female comps were down at every chain.


Same-stores sales company wide: up 2 percent


Abercrombie & Fitch stores: up 4 percent


Abercrombie stores: down 1 percent


Hollister stores: flat

Hollister guys: up low teens

Hollister girls: down mid-single digits.


Ruehl: down 12 percent.


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