Women's apparel retailer Bebe Stores Inc has posted an 11.1 per cent increase in second quarter net sales to $112 million, up from $100.8m in the same period a year earlier.

The California-based company, which operates 188 stores throughout the United States and Canada, also reported a 7.1 per cent rise in same-store sales for the quarter.

Operating income, meanwhile, rose 29.9 per cent year-on-year to $21.7m, complemented by a 28.7 per cent year-on-year increase in net earnings to $13.9m.