Here is a round-up of various textile and apparel retailers and manufacturers' April sales results:

Department store operator JC Penney Co Inc on Thursday posted a 5.5 per cent year-on-year climb in April same-store sales and said total sales rose three per cent to $1.1 billion.

Massachusetts-based off-price retailer TJX Cos Inc said April same-store sales rose four per cent and total sales jumped 15 per cent to $899 million.

Another off-price retailer, Ross Stores, posted an eight per cent climb in same-store sales and a 19 per cent leap in total sales from a year-ago to $264m.

Women's apparel retailer Christopher & Banks Corp said its same-store sales rose seven per cent in April while total sales soared 31 per cent to $29.7m from $22.6m in the same period of the year prior.

Specialty retailer of women's fashions, Cache Inc, posted a six per cent rise in same-store sales for April with total sales for the month up 10 per cent to $19.8m from the year-ago period.

Specialty retailer of leather outerwear, apparel and accessories, Wilsons The Leather Experts Inc, said its April same-store sales fell 1.8 per cent year-on-year and total sales for the month rose 3.9 per cent to $30m.

Fabric and sewing equipment retailer Hancock Fabrics Inc posted an eight per cent rise in April same-store sales compared to 2001, while total sales rose to $30m from $28m last year.

Youth-oriented apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co said April same-store sales fell 13 per cent compared to last year but that net sales climbed to $89.8m from $81m in 2001.

Internet retailer of designer brands at discount prices, Bluefly Inc, reported a 42 per cent jump in April net sales to $2.3m from $1.6m in the year-ago period.

Department store chain The Elder-Beerman Stores Corp said same-store sales climbed 1.4 per cent last month from 2001 but total sales slipped 2.5 per cent.

Children's clothing retailer and manufacturer, The Gymboree Corporation, said its April same-store sales slipped two per cent from last year and net sales fell to $35.8m from $36.1m.

Clothing retailer Men's Wearhouse said its net sales for April dipped 0.5 per cent to $102.4m from $102.9m.

Kids' apparel retailer, The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc, announced a 20 per cent plunge in same-store sales for April compared to the year-ago period and a three per cent slip in total sales to $51.2m.

Apparel retailer Jos A Bank Clothiers Inc said total April sales climbed 18.2 per cent year-on-year to $20.1m while same-store sales jumped eight per cent.

Specialty retailer of women's clothing, Christopher & Banks Corp, reported a seven per cent rise in April same-store sales compared to 2001 and total sales rose 31 per cent to $29.7m from $22.6m last year.

Apparel retailer Limited Inc said its April same-store sales were flat but that total sales for the month rose four per cent to $620.4m from an adjusted $594.1m in the year-ago period.