Children's apparel manufacturer and retailer Du Pareil au Meme has recorded a 9.5 per cent consolidated turnover slump for the first nine months of 2004 to €85.8 million.

The company posted a 6 per cent drop in third-quarter sales to €28.5m

Du Pareil au Meme designs and sells infants' clothes and accessories, toddlers' apparel and toys, and children's shoes via its Du Pareil au Meme Enfants, Du Pareil au Meme Bebe and Du Pareil au Meme Chaussures divisions.