Billabong ▼ -0.010 | PPR ▼ -2.30 | American Apparel ▼ -0.015 | The Buckle ▼ -0.04 | Columbia ▼ -0.63 | Deckers Outdoor ▼ -0.38 | Dicks ▲ +0.20 | Foot Locker ▼ -0.67 | Genesco ▼ -0.03 | Iconix Brand Group ▲ +0.21 | Jarden Corp ▼ -0.34 | Nordstrom ▼ -0.12 | Luxottica ▲ +0.26 | Nike ▲ +0.31 | Pacific Sunwear ▼ -0.01 | Skullcandy ▲ +0.33 | Sport Chalet - 0 | Urban Outfitters ▼ -0.60 | VF Corp ▼ -0.13 | Quiksilver ▼ -0.06 | Zumiez ▲ +0.04 | Macys ▲ +0.39 | Tillys ▲ +0.22 |
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Some retailers report strong Aug. comps

By Tiffany Montgomery
September 02, 2010 6:04 AM

Retailers reported stronger than expected same store sales numbers for August, a key back-to-school shopping month.

U.S. chain store sales posted a 3.2% year-over-year comp stores gain in August, slightly above expectations, the International Council of Shopping Centers said. For September, the ICSC predicts sales to rise 3%.

Here’s a roundup of how some industry customers and competitors performed in August. Zumiez reported same store sales Wednesday.

Department stores

Macy’s: up 4.3%

Nordstrom: up 6.3%

Teen retailers

Buckle: down 3.5%

Wet Seal: total comps up 1.1%, Wet Seal chain up 1.5%, Arden B., down 1.8%.

Aeropostale: down 1%

Gap: total flat, Gap chain down 1%, Banana Republic up 6%, Old Navy down 2%, International up 5%

Abercrombie & Fitch: total comps up 6%, Hollister up 7%

American Eagle Outfitters: up 1%


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