Leading specialty retailer of women's clothing Christopher & Banks Corporation on Wednesday posted a two per cent rise in February same-store sales and a four per cent climb in total sales to $19.4 million from $18.6m in the year-ago period.

Total sales for the 52-week period ended March 2 surged 35 per cent $275.9m from $209.2m for the 53-week period ended March 3, 2001. Same-store sales increased six per cent for the 52-week period ended March 2, 2002.