Clothing and footwear giant Phillips-Van Heusen Corp said today it expects first quarter sales to fall 6-8 per cent to &388.9-$396.3 from the $366.9m recorded a year ago.

The company reaffirmed its first quarter and fiscal 2002 earnings guidance in a statement and said it still sees flat second quarter sales at $334.4m, but expects second half sales to climb 3-4 per cent.

Phillips-Van Heusen posted sales of $1.4 billion for the full financial year to February 3, 2002.