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Buckle still going strong despite economy

By Tiffany Montgomery
August 07, 2008 7:01 AM

I think the only people spending money on a consistent basis are Buckle shoppers.


Somehow, the company is still posting super strong results while nearly every other retailer suffers.


In July, same-store sales rose 20.9 percent. For the second quarter, same store sales increased 27.8 percent. Year to date, same stores sales rose 26.7 percent.


July results


Total men's sales: up 30 percent led by denim, woven and knit shirts and active apparel.


Total women's sales: up 26.5 percent led by denim, knit tops and accessories.


Accessories: up 39 percent


Footwear: up 9 percent


Although July is typically a clearance month for retailers, total markdowns declined at The Buckle compared to last year.


The Buckle opened four stores during the month and now operates 381 stores in 39 states.


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