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Company-wide, same-store sales at Abercrombie & Fitch increased 6 percent. Year-to-date, total company same-store sales decreased 3 percent.
Abercrombie & Fitch: up 11 percent
Mens: up low 20s
Womens: up mid-single digits
Abercrombie: up 7 percent
Boys: up mid teens
Girls: up low single digits
Hollister: up 1 percent
Guys: up low double digits
Juniors: down low single digits
Ruehl: down 12 percent
Womens: down low 20s.
Strong: knit fleece tops, graphic Ts, fragrance
Weak: pants, active wear
Strong: shorts, jeans, accessories
Weak: knit tops, graphic Ts
Strong regions: U.S. tourist areas, New England, international stores.
Weak region: West