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June sales were tough for many retailers, with The Buckle and Aeropostale two of the exceptions.
Here are some results for industry customers and competitors. Pacific Sunwear no longer reports monthly same-store sales.
Same-store sales: down 19.3 percent
Week 1: down 17.4 percent
Week 2: down 22.6 percent
Week 3: down 14.2 percent
Week 4: down 22.7 percent
Week 5: down 19.3 percent
Categories: All departments reported a decline in same-store sales
Regions: Same-store sales in the western half of the U.S. and the South fell in the 20 percent range. Same-store sales in the Midwest declined in the mid-teen range.
Total No. of stores: 368
Same-store sales: up 9.6 percent
Total No. of stores: 393
Note: It was the smallest increase in same-store sales this year for The Buckle. But the company was up against a tough comparison. In June of 2008, the company's same-store sales increased 28.9 percent.
Same-store sales: down 8.9 percent
Total No. of stores: 840
Same-store sales: down 10 percent
Total No. of stores: 175
Same-store sales: down 13 percent
Total No. of stores: 270
Total same-store sales: down 7.9 percent
Hot Topic stores: down 7.2 percent
Torrid stores: down 10.3 percent
Total No. of stores: 835
Total company same-store sales: down 32 percent
Same-store sales by chain:
Hollister: down 35 percent
Ruehl: down 32 percent
Abercrombie: down 31 percent
Abercrombie & Fitch: down 30 percent
Total No. of stores: 1,128
Same-store sales: up 12 percent
Total No of stores: 885