Leading licensor of fashion apparel and footwear brands, Cherokee Inc, on Wednesday announced a 13 per cent rise in second quarter earnings from the year-ago period on the back of record revenues. The California-based firm, whose retail clients include Target Stores, TJX Companies, Zellers, Tesco and Shanghai Bolderway, posted net earnings for the three months ended August 2 of $3.7 million, or 43 cents per diluted share, versus $3.3m, or 38 cents per share, last year.