The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' August 2008 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.

Off-price retailer Ross Stores reported sales of US$504m for the four weeks ended 30 August, a 9% increase over the same month last year. Same-store sales for the four weeks rose 3%.

Women's wear chain Chico's reported that its net sales for the four-week period down 2.2% to $116.2m from $118.8m in August last year. Same-store sales decreased 10.0%.

Women's apparel firm The Cato Corporation reported sales for August of $55.6m, a 6% decrease from the four-week period ended 1 September 2007. Same-store sales decreased 8%.

Fashion chain Abercrombie & Fitch reported net sales of $405.5m for the four-week period ended 30 August, a 5% decrease over net sales of $425.4m for the four-week period ended 1 September 2007. August same-store sales decreased 11%.

The TJX Companies said sales for the four-week period ended 30 August were $1.5bn, up 4% over the $1.4bn achieved during the four-week period last year. Same-store sales for the four-week period were flat compared to last year.

Retailer Gap Inc reported net sales of $1.14bn for the four-week period ended 30 August 2008, which is a decrease of 5% as compared with net sales of $1.20bn for the same period ended 1 September. The company's same-store sales for August 2008 decreased 8% too.

Apparel and home retailer Dillard's announced today that sales for the four weeks ended 30 August were $500.7m compared to sales for the four weeks ended 1 September of $537m. Sales decreased 7% on both a total and same-store basis.

Fashion retailer The Bon-Ton Stores announced same-store sales for August down 10.3% compared with the prior year period. Total sales decreased 9.3% to $207.1m in the month.

Regional department store Gottschalks announced that same-store sales for the month of August decreased 11.1% from the prior year. Total sales for the four-week period decreased 13.3% to $37.2m.

Youth fashion retailer Aéropostale announced that total net sales for the four-week period ended 30 August increased 24% to $207.9m. The company's same-store sales increased 13% for the month.

High-end retailer Nordstrom reported preliminary sales of $558m for the four-week period ended 30 August, a decrease of 4.2%. Same-store sales decreased 7.9%.

Mall-based Cache Inc posted same-store sales down 6%, as compared to an increase of 7% for the four-week period ended 25 August 2007. Total net sales for the period decreased 5% to $16.3m.

Limited Brands reported a same-store sales decrease of 7% for the four weeks ended 30 August. The company reported net sales of $588.4m for the four weeks, an increase of 4% compared to net sales of $565.2m last year.

Apparel chain Stage Stores reported that its total sales for the four week August period decreased 3.0% to $119.8m, with same-store sales decreasing 8.3%.

Maternity apparel firm Mothers Work announced that net sales for the month of August decreased 5.0% to $44.8m from $47.1m reported for the month of August 2007. Its comparable store sales increased 7.2% for the month of August 2008.

Action sports retailer Zumiez said total net sales for the four-week period ended 30 August increased 13.1% to $53.2m, compared to $47.0m last year. The company's same-store sales increased 0.2% for the four-week period.

Fashion retailer American Eagle Outfitters announced that total sales for the four weeks increased 3% to $320.0m, compared to $311.3m for the four weeks ended September 2007. Same-store sales decreased 5% for the month.

Children's wear firm The Children's Place Retail Stores announced sales of $145.1m for the four-week period, a 3% increase. Its same-store sales were flat compared to a 4% increase last year.

American Apparel reported that for the month of August 2008, sales for stores open for more than twelve months increased 31% over the year ago period, on a constant currency basis. For the month of August 2007, same-store sales increased 34%. There were 147 stores in the sales comparison for August 2008.

Kohl's Corporation reported sales for the four-week month ended 30 August up 2.6% from the four-week month ended 1 September 2007. On a same-store basis, sales decreased 5.8% though.

Retailer Saks Incorporated announced that owned sales totalled $200.5m for the four weeks compared to $213.5m for the August 2007, a 6.1% decrease. Same-store sales there decreased 5.9% for the period.

Finally, Wal-Mart reported total company sales up 8.75 for August, at $30.6bn. The company's same-store sales rose 3.1%.