The following is a general roundup of apparel and shoe chains' September 2007 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.

Zumiez, a retailer of action sports related apparel and footwear, said that September same-store sales increased 13.9%. Total net sales for the five-week period ended 6 October increased 11.8% to US$32.1m, compared to $28.7m during the prior year period.

Youth retailer Hot Topic reported that same-store sales were down 2.9% for its fiscal month of September, compared to the same month last year. Total sales decreased 6.9% for the month, at $59.3m.

Teen clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters posted a 5% drop in September sales to $222.8m, compared with $233.4m for the five weeks ended 30 September 2006. Same-store sales, meanwhile, decreased 2% compared to the same period last year.

Christopher & Banks Corporation reported fiscal September total sales of $45.4m, compared to $42.0m in the same month last year, while same-store sales for the month increased 1%.

Junior clothing retailer Deb Shops said same-store sales were down 3.8% for the month of September, while total sales decreased 0.2% to $28.2m from $28.3m for the month ended 30 September 2006.

The Children's Place Retail Stores, meanwhile, announced that total consolidated sales were approximately $217.8m for the month, an approximate 4% increase compared to sales of $210.3m for the prior year's month. Same-store sales decreased approximately 3% for September said the children's merchandise company.

United Retail Group announced that net sales decreased to $37.7m during September 2007 from $40.1m during September last year. Same-store sales decreased 8% for the month.

Apparel retail chain Stage Stores reported that its total sales for the September period increased 5.6% to $127.8m from $121.0m for the prior month. Same-store store sales for the month increased 2.3% versus an increase of 11.0% last year.

Men's tailor and clothing chain JoS A Bank Clothiers announced that its total net sales for the fiscal month increased 8.2% to $49.9m, while same-store sales gained 1.4% in fiscal September 2007.

Mothers Work, the maternity apparel retailer, posted a 6.2% drop in net sales for the month to $46.4m, as same-store sales slumped 7.0%, based on 1,377 locations

Mid-price department chain Stein Mart reported total sales of $127.2m for the month, which was a 3.2% decrease on last year. Same-store sales at the company were down 9.1%.

Cache, a specialty chain of women's apparel stores with 296 stores open, reported that same-store sales were up 3% during the 5-week September 2007 period. Total net sales for the 5-week period decreased 2% to $26.9m.

Outerwear and leather wear firm Wilsons The Leather Experts reported sales of $21.5m for September as compared to $23.6 in the same month last year. Same-store sales decreased 13.0% for the month.

Apparel and accesories retailer The Wet Seal posted same-store sales down 7.0%, compared to prior guidance of -7.5% to -8.5% for the month. Net sales for the month were $52.7m, compared to net sales of $52.3m in the prior year period.

Fashion group Limited Brands reported same-store sales down 4%. The company added that net sales slipped 8.7% for the month to $713.2m, compared to sales of $781.3m in September 2006.

The Buckle announced net sales up 15.3% to $57.7m from net sales of $50.0m in the prior year's fiscal month, as same-store net sales increased 10.9% at the denim chain.

Casual to dressy clothing firm Chico's reported a 7.3% sales increase, to $175.9m from $164.0m in September 2006. Same-store sales decreased 8.3% for the month.

Fashion group Nordstrom said preliminary sales were $762.2m for September 2007, an increase of 4.1% year-on-year. Same-store sales increased 3.2% at the company, which has 160 US stores located in 28 states.

Women's specialty retailer Ann Taylor Stores Corporation said that net sales increased 6.2% to $246.7m in September, compared with net sales of $232.3m for September 2006. Same-store sales for the September 2007 period increased 0.5%, versus a same-store sales gain of 5.8% in the September 2006 period.

Value-priced women's apparel chain The Cato Corporation reported sales of $65.8m for the month, a decrease of 3% from sales of $67.7m last time. Same-store sales for the five-week period were down 7% from the prior year.

Aeropostale, a seller of casual and active apparel for young women and men, said that monthly sales increased 0.7% to $127.9m in September. Same-store sales, meanwhile, rose 1.3%.

Global retailer Gap Inc reported net sales of $1.43bn for the five-week period ended 6 October, which represents a 3% decrease compared with the same month last year. Gap's same-store sales for September 2007 decreased 7% compared with a 3% decrease as reported in September 2006.

Abercrombie & Fitch posted net sales of $297.4m for September, a 1% increase over net sales of $295.3m for the same month last year. September same-store sales decreased 4% compared to the prior year period.

Ross Stores said its sales for the month were $537m, a 5% increase over the $510m reported during the same month last year. Same-store sales were flat compared to September 2006, the company said.