Sponsors
Billabong ▼ -0.005 | PPR ▲ +0.30 | American Apparel ▼ -0.047 | The Buckle ▲ +0.32 | Columbia ▲ +0.30 | Deckers Outdoor ▼ -0.61 | Dicks ▼ -0.03 | Foot Locker ▲ +0.43 | Genesco ▲ +0.25 | Iconix Brand Group ▼ -0.12 | Jarden Corp ▼ -0.06 | Nordstrom ▲ +0.23 | Luxottica ▲ +0.31 | Nike ▲ +0.09 | Pacific Sunwear ▲ +0.01 | Skullcandy ▼ -0.16 | Sport Chalet ▼ 0.00 | Urban Outfitters ▲ +0.10 | VF Corp ▲ +0.49 | Quiksilver ▼ -0.05 | Zumiez ▲ +0.15 | Macys ▲ +0.38 | Tillys ▼ -0.04 |
Ticker Sponsor
Readers Say
Great insight into the issues
Great insight into the issues

I am a big fan of Tiffany and her team as well as an avid reader of Shop-Eat-Surf. I shop, I eat, I surf -- I should pay.

- By Kevin Bailey, President, Vans
Useful on a daily basis
Useful on a daily basis

It's well balanced information that is useful on a daily basis. I'm very satisfied with the Executive Edition. I start each day with SES and a big cup of coffee!

- By Tom Ruiz, EVP Sales, Volcom
New Industry Insight

Shorebreak Hotel as a venue for industry events. Cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg's "Moving Art Retreat" in June at Turtle Bay Resort. Details on Industry Insight.


Tiffany Montgomery
Print This Article

July same-store sales results for industry customers and competitors

July same-store sales results
By Tiffany Montgomery
August 06, 2009 6:57 AM

July same-store sales remained tough, but there were some glimmers of hope, especially for Nordstrom, which saw a better-than-expected response to its Anniversary Sale.

Here are some results for industry customers and competitors. PacSun is not included because the chain no longer reports monthly same-store sales results. I reported Zumiez results yesterday.

Abercrombie & Fitch continues to post some of the worst results in the retail sector and the company's Hollister chain is performing particularly badly.

The Buckle

Same-store sales: up 2.8 percent

Total men's sales: down 3 percent

Positive men's categories: denim, wovens

Total women's sales: up 17.5 percent

Positive women's categories: denim, knit tops, active apparel, accessories.

Accessories: up 7 percent

Footwear: up 5.5 percent

Total No. of stores: 401

Note: The Buckle's industry-leading same-store sales growth is slowing. But the company was up against a tough comparison. In July of 2008, the company's same-store sales increased 20.9 percent.

Urban Outfitters

Q2 total company same-store sales - stores: down 6 percent

Q2 total same-stores sales - including direct sales: down 3 percent

Urban Outfitters stores: down 8 percent

Anthropologie stores: down 4 percent

Free People stores: down 16 percent

Total stores: 309

Macy's

Same-store sales: down 10.7 percent

Bright spot: online sales, which rose 7.9 percent in July

Total No. of stores: 840

Nordstrom

Same-store sales: down 6.9 percent

Strong categories: kids' shoes, dresses, Point of View, kids' wear, women's specialized (intimate apparel, active clothes).

Strong regions: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South

Total No. of stores: 175

Note: The company said sales during its Anniversary Sale were better than expected, with same-store sales during the first 16 days down 6.6 percent vs. the same days during the sale last year.

American Apparel

Same-store sales: down 13 percent

Total No. of stores: 275

Note: The company was up a tough comparison with same-store sales rising 25 percent in July 2008.

Hot Topic

Total same-store sales: down 8.5 percent

Hot Topic stores: down 8.8 percent

Torrid stores: down 7.6 percent

Total No. of stores: 835

Abercrombie & Fitch

Total company same-store sales: down 28 percent

Same-store sales by chain:

Hollister: down 32 percent

Ruehl: down 28 percent

Abercrombie: down 27 percent

Abercrombie & Fitch: down 25 percent

Total No. of stores: 1,132

Aeropostalé

Same-store sales: up 6 percent

Total No of stores: 927

Note: this low cost chain continues to do well in the recession.


Articles You Might Have Missed