Specialty retailer of music-licensed and music-influenced apparel, Hot Topic Inc, on Wednesday said its same-store sales fell 2.2 per cent last month from 2001 due to "disappointing" business in men's clothes. The California-based operator of 415 stores said total sales climbed 26 per cent last month to $32.8 million from $26.1m in the year-ago period. It added net sales for the second quarter jumped 29 per cent to $92.4m from $71.9m last year.