Youth-oriented clothing chain American Eagle Outfitters Inc on Thursday posted a 11.1 per cent rise in June sales to $121.7 million from $10.6m in the year-ago period but said same-store sales fell 3.2 per cent for the month.

The Pennsylvania-based operator of more than 800 stores said total sales for the period include $7.7m from its Canadian Bluenotes/Thriftys operation compared to $8.4m in 2001, with that unit’s same-store sales down 11.6 per cent.

It added total sales for the 22 week period ended July 7, climbed 10.1 per cent to $486.7m from $441.8m, with the latest figure including $30.6m from the Bluenotes/Thriftys operation, compared to $35m in 2001.

American Eagle said due to lower-than-planned sales in May and June and based on current expectations for July sales, it anticipates second quarter earnings to be in the range of $0.14 to $0.17 per share.