The Moss Adams Apparel Market Monitor shows that public companies, with the exception of the Youth Lifestyle category, continue to outperform the overall stock market. Previews of Agenda WMNS at Long Beach, Agenda NYC and Agenda Vegas. Now on Industry Insight.
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