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

Zumiez, a retailer of action sports related apparel, announced total net sales for the four-weeks of October down 1.5% to US$24.7m, compared to $25.0m in the period last year. The company's same-store sales fell 8.9% for the month.

Hot Topic, a mall and web based specialty retailer, posted sales down 1.8% for its fiscal month of October, and same-store sales down 2.6%.

Retailer Stage Stores reported its total October sales were up 2.9% to $101m. Same-store sales fell 0.1% this year versus a decrease of 8.4% last year.

Sales at Destination Maternity Corporation, a maternity apparel retailer, slipped 1.8% to $44.3m from $45.1m a year ago. Same-store sales dropped 5.2%.

The Children's Place Retail Stores announced net sales of $149.8m, a 3% increase compared to $144.9m in the prior year. Same-store sales, which include online sales, declined 2%, following a 10% increase last year.

The Wet Seal, a specialty retailer to young women, reported net sales of $41m in the four-week period, up 1.9%. Same-store sales fell 1.3%.

Denim chain The Buckle said its same-store sales for October were up 4.3%, while net sales jumped 10.5% to $66.6m.

At retail group Limited Brands, same-store sales fell 4% for the four weeks. The company reported net sales of $561.1m, down from $580.4m last year.

Children's clothing chain The Gymboree Corporation said its net sales in October rose 2% to $265.6m. Same-store sales, meanwhile, were down 4%.

Total sales at American Eagle Outfitters decreased 5% to $195.1m, down from $204.8m last October. Same-store sales fell 5%, it said.

Specialty retailer Gap Inc said its net sales were $1.14bn - a rise of 5% over the prior year's $1.08bn. The company's same-store sales increased 4% compared with a 16% decrease in October 2008.

Trendy retailer Abercrombie & Fitch reported net sales of $203.4m for the four-week period, a 5% decrease on last October's $215.0m. Same-store sales were down 15%.

Aeropostale, a mall-based specialty retailer of casual and active apparel, announced that total sales increased 9% in October to $138.8m, from $127.4m last time. The company's same-store sales were up 3% for the month.

Sales at luxury retailer Nordstrom climbed 14.8% to $607m, compared with $529m last time. Same-store sales for the four-weeks to 31 October were up 6.5%, it said.

Ross Stores reported October sales up 14% to $557m from $490m last time. Same-store sales for the month rose 9%.

At Cato Corporation, sales were up 4% for the four weeks ended 31 October to $61.9m, from $59.5m a year ago. Same-store sales were flat with the prior year, the women's wear retailer said.

The Bon-Ton Stores announced that comparable store sales for October increased 3.1% compared with the prior year period. Total sales for the four weeks increased 2.5% to $224.0m.

Apparel store chain Dillard's said its merchandise sales for October were $361.7m, compared to sales of $406m in the prior year month. Total sales dropped 11%.

Department store chain Macy's saw its sales fall 1.3% to $1.692bn, down from $1.714bn last year. On a same-store basis, Macy's sales were down 0.8% in October.

At off-price retail group The TJX Companies, sales rose $1.7bn, up 15% over the four-week period last year.

Department store chain Kohl's Corporation posted a 4.9% rise in total sales, while on a same-store basis, sales were up 1.4% in October.

Meanwhile, J C Penney Company reported a 4.5% fall in comparable store sales for the four-week period. Total sales fell 3.5% to $1.3bn, it said.

Retailer Saks Incorporated said owned sales totaled $219.8m for the four weeks to 31 October, up 1.8% on last year's $216.0m. Same- store salesfor the month increased 0.7%.

Target Corporation's net retail sales for October were $4,541m, an increase of 2.8% on last year's $4.4bn. October same-store sales decreased 0.1%.

And manufacturer and retailer American Apparel reported a 6% drop in same-store sales for the month of October - compared with a jump of 22% in the same month last year.