The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' November 2009 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.

Manufacturer and retailer American Apparel reported that for the month of November 2009, sales for stores open for more than twelve months decreased 11% over the year ago period. For the month of November 2008, same-store sales increased 6%. There were 222 stores in the sales comparison for November 2009.

General retailer Target Corporation reported that its net retail sales for the four weeks were $5.7bn, an increase of 1.5% from $5.6bn for the four weeks last year. On this same basis, November same-store sales decreased 1.5%.

Fashion retailer Stein Mart reported November sales down 9.3% to $107.8m, while its same-store sales decreased 7.2%.

Action sports retailer Zumiez announced that total net sales for the four-week period ended 28 November decreased 1.8% to $32.0m, compared to $32.6m for the four-week period in 2008. The company's same-store sales decreased 8.5% for the four-week period.

Aeropostale, a mall-based specialty retailer of active and casual apparel for young women and men, said total net sales for the four-week period ended 28 November increased 14% to $228.0m. The company's same-store sales increased 7% for the month.

Destination Maternity Corporation, the maternity apparel retailer, reported net sales for the month of November 2009 decreased 3.1% to $42.7m. Same-store sales for the month of November 2009 decreased 11.6% on a reported basis.

The Wet Seal, a retailer to young women, has reported net sales down 3.6% to $44.4m. The company said that same-store sales fell 5%.

Denim chain The Buckle announced that same-store net sales for the four-week period ended 28 November increased 1.4%. Net sales for the four-week fiscal month ended 28 November increased 6.9% to $77.2m from net sales of $72.2m for the prior year four-week fiscal month.

Limited Brands reported a same-store sales increase of 3% for the four weeks ended 28 November, compared to the four weeks ended 29 November 2008. The company reported net sales of $781.1m for the four weeks, compared to net sales of $755.6m last year.

The Children's Place Retail Stores announced net sales of $143.3m for the four-week period ended 28 November, a decrease of 9% compared to sales of $156.6m for the four-week period in 2008. Same-store sales, which include online sales, declined 13% in November 2009.

American Eagle Outfitters announced that total sales for the four weeks ended 28 November decreased 1% to $270.6m. The company added that same-store sales decreased 2% for the month.

Global retailer Gap Inc said its net sales were up 2% percent from November last year. Net sales for the four-week period ended 28 November were $1.42bn compared with net sales of $1.39bn for the four-week period ended 29 November 2008. The company's same-store sales for November were flat compared with a decrease of 10% for November 2008.

Trendy chain Abercrombie & Fitch reported net sales of $245.7m for the four-week period ended 28 November, an 8% decrease from net sales of $267.3m for the four-week period last year. November same-store sales decreased 17%.

Women's apparel firm The Cato Corporation reported sales for the four weeks ended 28 November of $61.6m, an increase of 2% over sales of $60.6m for the four week period last year. Same-store sales for the month were flat to the prior year.

Luxury retailer Nordstrom reported a 2.2% increase in same-store sales for the four-week period. Preliminary total retail sales of $749m for November 2009 increased 5.9% compared with total retail sales of $707m for the same period in fiscal 2008.

Off-priced retailer Ross Stores reported that sales for the four weeks ended 28 November increased 12% to $635m from $568m for the four weeks ended 29 November 2008. Same-store sales for the month rose 8%.

Retail group The Bon-Ton Stores announced same-store sales for the four weeks decreased 6.0%. Total sales for the four weeks decreased 6.4% to $310.8m compared with $332.3m for the prior year period.

Department store chain Dillard's said merchandise sales for the four weeks ended 28 November were $437.9m compared to sales for the four weeks ended 29 November 2008 of $505.8m. Total sales decreased 13%. Sales in comparable stores decreased 11% for the four-week period.

Department store retailer Macy's posted total sales of $2.177bn for the four weeks, a decrease of 6.3% compared with total sales of $2.324bn. On a same-store basis, Macy's sales were down 6.1% in November.

General merchandiser The TJX Companies reported November 2009 sales for the four-week period ended 28 November 2009 of $1.8bn, up 15% over the four-week last year. Same-store sales increased 8% compared to last year for the four-week period.

Meanwhile, JC Penney Company reported that same-store sales for the four-week period decreased 5.9%, in-line with the company's guidance. In last year's November period, same-store sales decreased 11.9%. Total company sales in November decreased 5.2%.