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

Retail group Limited Brands said net sales increased 4% to US$783.0m compared to $750.5m. Same store sales for the company's Victoria's Secret brand increased 3%, while the Bath & Body Works brand's same-store sales decreased 2%, compared with a 30% gain last year.

Suit specialists Men's Wearhouse announced net sales of $128.8m for January, an increase 5.2% compared to $122.4m last year. US same store sales rose within the company's previously expected range, at 3%, compared to the same month last year.

Clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters said net sales for January 2006 increased 17.5% to reach $128.8m, compared to $109.6m in 2005. The company posted a same store sales increase of 11.3%, compared to the same month last year.

Women's wear group United Retail posted a net sales increase of 14% to $27.7m for January 2006, compared to sales of $24.3m in the same month last year. Same store sales increased $24.3m for the month, compared to last year.

Mall-based retailer Hot Topic reported sales of $43m for the month, a 14% increase on January 2005. Same store sales decreased 0.7% for the month of January, compared to last year - when they fell 2.5%.

Casual and active apparel retailer Aeropostale said net sales increased by 44.7% to $61.6m, compared to $42.6m in January 2005. Same store sales for the month - at stores open at least one year - increased by 12.3% compared to last year.

Family apparel retailer Citi Trends said January net sales increased 48.3% from last year to reach $20.9m, with same store sales increasing 22.7% compared to the same period in 2005.

Skater specialist Zumiez said net sales in January 2006 increased 46.3% to $12.9m, for the month of January, as same store sales increased 23.2% during the same period, compared to last year.

Men's apparel retailer JoS A Bank posted net sales of $30.8m for the month, an increase of 28.9% when compared to January 2004. Same store sales for the company increased 20.4% for the month, compared to the same period in the previous year.

Women's apparel and accessories retailer Chico's net sales increased 34.2% to $91.7m for January 2006, compared to $68.3m in the same period last year. Same store sales increased 14.6% over January, compared to the same four-week period in 2005.

Casual apparel, footwear and accessories retailer The Buckle said that net sales for the month of January increased by 8.7% to $28m, compared to sales of $25.8m in the corresponding four-week period of 2005. Same store sales increased 3.0% for January 2006, when compared to the same month last year.

The Children's Place, a retailer for children, said net sales for the past month increased 10% to $87m, compared to sales of $78.9m reported for January 2005. Same store sales increased 9% over January, compared with last year's period.

Value-priced footwear and accessories retailer Shoe Carnival said January net sales increased 14.1% to $39.0m, compared to sales of $34.2m in January 2005. Same store sales at the company increased 11.8% in January, compared to the same period last year.

Career and casual apparel retailer The Dress Barn posted net sales for January 2006 of $64.5m, from $54.1m in the same period the previous year, representing a sales increase of 19%, with same store sales increasing 16% for the same period.

Mid-price women's apparel retailer New York & Company said that net sales for January 2006 increased 8.2% to $63.2m, compared to $58.4m the prior year period. Same store sales increased 0.6% in the same period, having increased 1.2% in 2005.

Maternity apparel retailer Mothers Work said net sales for the month of January decreased approximately 2.7% to $42.2m, compared to $43.4m the previous year. Same store sales for January 2006 increased approximately 3.9%, compared to the same period in 2005.

Department store retailer Stage Stores said January net sales increased 3.8% to $66.1m - from $63.7m in 2005. Same store sales increased 1.5% in the month of January, compared to an increase of 3.7% in January 2005.

Young women's specialty retailer Wet Seal said net sales were at $30.2m for the month of January 2006 - an increase of 35.6% compared with $22.2m in 2005. Same store sales increased 51.4% for the month, compared with an increase of 8.2% for the same period a year ago.

Discount shoe retailer Payless ShoeSource said net sales for the month were $139.3m, an increase of 1.6% compared to $137.2m last year, same store sales increased 0.8% for January.

Ross Stores said net sales rose 19% in January 2006, at $289m - compared with $242m for the same period last year. Same-store sales rose 9% in comparison to last year's figures for January.

Women's clothing retailer Christopher & Banks said net sales for the month were $37.5m, an increase of 5% from $34.9 million last year. January same-store sales fell 3%, compared with the same period last year.

Wilsons The Leather Experts said net sales were at $27.4m for the month, a decrease of 10.2% from $30.5m in January 2005. Same-store sales decreased 12.7% in January, compared to the same month in 2005

Discount women's apparel retailer Cato net sales for the January were $54.2m, an increase of 9%, compared to sales of $49.5m in the same period last year.

At jewellery and accessories retailer Claire's Stores, both comparable store sales and total sales rose 9% in January, compared to January 2005. Net sales for the month were $81.51m, an increase from $74.54m for the comparable four-week period the year before.

Tandy Leather Factory said January net sales increased 12% compared to the same month in 2005, standing at $4.5m, from $4.1m in January last year.