Deb Shops Inc said comparable store sales increased 0.3 per cent for the month ended December 31, 2001. Total sales for the month ended December 31, 2001 increased 8.0 per cent to $43.0 million from $39.8 million for the month ended December 31, 2000. Deb Shops Inc is a national specialty retailer of fashionable apparel, shoes and accessories for juniors in both regular and plus sizes. The Company operates 320 specialty apparel stores in 40 states under the Deb, Deb Plus and Tops 'N Bottoms names.