Controversial youth-oriented apparel chain Abercrombie & Fitch Co on Thursday posted a five per cent in June same-store sales.

The Ohio-based operator of 517 stores said net sales for the month climbed 19 per cent to $117.7 million and that year-to-date sales are currently up 18 per cent at $515.7m, although year-to-date same-store sales are down six per cent.