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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
Same store sales: up 5.6 percent
Comp gains led by: An increase in transactions
Best category: skate hardgoods
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.
Same store sales: up 8.7 percent
Best categories: Designer goods, women's shoes and women's accessories.
Strongest regions: Midwest, South, Northeast
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.
Footwear: down 3 percent
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.