Lifestyle retailer American Eagle Outfitters Inc says that good sales of teen apparel pushed up second-quarter turnover, almost doubling its earnings for the period.

Second-quarter net sales increased 29.8 per cent to $513.3 million from $395.4m in the same quarter last year, while net income grew to $58.0m from $29.3m a year ago.

Same-store sales for the period rose 21.1 per cent compared to the same period in 2004.

American Eagle designs, markets and sells its own brand of casual clothing for 15 to 25 year olds.