Upmarket lifestyle company Guess? Inc has reported a 15.7 per cent increase in third-quarter retail sales to $132.1 million from $114.2m in the third quarter of 2003, with a same-store sales increase of 10.9 per cent.

The company recorded retail sales of $37.7m for the four weeks ended 25 September - an increase of 17.2 per cent on a year-on-year basis.

Guess? Inc designs, markets, distributes and licenses a lifestyle collection of apparel, accessories and related consumer products and operates approximately 269 retail stores in the US and Canada.