Youth-oriented apparel chain Abercrombie & Fitch on Thursday posted a steep 13 per cent fall in November same-store sales.

The Ohio-based operator of nearly 600 stores said net sales for the four weeks to November 30 rose four per cent to $158.7 million from $152.7m last year.

It added it remains comfortable with its previously announced EPS guidance of 79 cents per diluted share for the fiscal fourth quarter.