Swedish clothing retailer RNB said its total sales in proprietary stores last month fell 3.7% to SEK240.4m (US$31.1m).

Same-store sales decreased by 8.4%, compared with the same month last year. Domestically, sales in comparable stores decreased by 6.8%.

The number of proprietary stores RNB operates amounted to 263 at 31 October 2008, compared with 243 a year earlier.