Candie's, Inc yesterday announced backlog and comparable store sales for the second quarter ended July 31, 2001. Over the next several days, the Company will be showing at the WSA trade show in Las Vegas. Neil Cole, Candie's, Inc's CEO, said: "We are pleased with the momentum in our retail, wholesale and licensing businesses, demonstrated by excellent growth in our wholesale backlog and comparable store sales. We believe these numbers confirm that we are connecting with our target consumer in terms of both product and brand positioning and that we have the potential to grow our business over both the short and long-term."