bebe stores, inc (Nasdaq:BEBE) today reported retail sales of $28.5m for the month ended November 30, 2000, an increase of 29.0 per cent over sales of $22.1m for the month ended November 30, 1999.

Same store sales for November increased 1.7 per cent over the comparable period of fiscal 2000. Prior years' same store sales increases were 9.0 per cent for November 1999 and 24.8 per cent for November 1998.

Retail sales for the five months ended November 30, 2000, were $113.3m compared to $99.2m for the corresponding period last year, an increase of 14.2 per cent. Comparable store sales for the five months ended November 30, 2000, decreased 7.3 per cent compared to the corresponding period of the prior year.

About bebe
bebe designs, develops and produces a distinctive line of contemporary women's apparel and accessories, which it markets under the bebe, bbsp and bebe moda brand names. bebe currently operates 137 stores in the United States, the U.K. and Canada and an online store at www.bebe.com.