The following is a general round-up of apparel and footwear firms' November sales results released over the past couple of days.

Women's clothing chain AnnTaylor Stores Corp said its November same-store sales fell 10.3 per cent and added its total sales in the four weeks to November 25 slipped 2.5 per cent year-on-year to $116.2 million.

Off-price retailer Ross Stores Inc revealed its same-store sales increased one per cent last month with total sales in the four weeks to November 30 up 12 per cent from a year earlier to $316 million.

Specialty apparel retailer The Wet Seal Inc posted a 9.7 per cent plunge in same-store sales for last month and said total sales slipped to $48.4 million from $49m in the year-ago period.

Department store operator The Elder-Beerman Stores Corp posted a 6.7 per cent slip in November same-store sales and said total sales fell 6.6 per cent to $69.3 million from the year-ago period.

Women's clothing retailer Bebe Stores Inc reported a 15.1 per cent plunge in same-store sales for the month and said total sales slipped 2.6 per cent to $29.4 million from $30.2m in the same period of 2001.

Women's fashion chain Cache Inc posted a four per cent climb in same-store sales for the four weeks to November 23 and said total sales jumped eight per cent year-on-year to $15.8 million.

Footwear retailer Shoe Carnival Inc said its same-store sales increased 0.5 per cent last month and added total sales climbed 11 per cent to $42.4 million from $38.1m in the year-ago period.

Casual apparel chain Pacific Sunwear of California Inc reported an 11.7 per cent rise in November same-store sales and said total sales surged 20.5 per cent to $68.9 million from $57.2m in 2001.

Women's apparel retailer Christopher & Banks Corp reported a five per cent slip in same-store sales for last month but said total sales climbed 16 per cent to $33.4 million from $29m last year.

The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc announced an 18 per cent plunge in same-store sales for the four weeks to November 30 and said total sales slipped one per cent year-on-year to $64.3 million.

Online fashion retailer Bluefly Inc said its total sales for November soared 31 per cent to $3.1 million compared to $2.4m in the year-ago period.

Department store operator The Bon-Ton Stores Inc reported a 2.3 per cent slide in same-store sales for last month and said total sales fell 10.4 per cent to $73.9 million from $82.5 in the comparable period last year.

Off-price fashion chain Factory 2-U Stores Inc posted a 9.6 per cent slide in November same-store sales and said total sales slumped 10.9 per cent to $47.7 million from $53.5m in the same period of 2001.

Retail giant Saks Inc revealed a seven per cent slide in group same-store sales for last month with same-store sales at Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises down 5.1 per cent and 8.1 per cent at Saks Department Store Group.

Men's Wearhouse Inc said domestic same-store sales fell 6.3 per cent and Canadian same-store sales nine per cent with total sales for the month down 2.5 per cent to $107 million from $109.8m last year.

Maternity wear retailer Mothers Work Inc announced its November same-store sales climbed 7.9 per cent with total sales up 10.6 per cent to $40.6 million from $36.7m in the year-ago period.

Teen-oriented clothing chain Gadzooks Inc said its November same-store sales fell 1.2 per cent but added total sales for the four weeks to November 30 rose 1.3 per cent to $23.8 million from $23.5m in the year-ago period.

Footwear firm Brown Shoe Co said same-store sales for its Famous Footwear division slipped 3.2 per cent last month although same-store sales at the domestic Naturalizer retail unit rose 10.9 per cent.

It added sales at its Famous Footwear chain were flat at $75.1 million and sales at its domestic Naturalizer retail unit were down slightly at $11.4 million from $12.3m last year on fewer stores.

Plus-size apparel retailer Charming Shoppes Inc said its November same-store sales slipped three per cent last month with total sales down six per cent to $184.4 million from $196.8m in 2001.

Children's clothing chain Gymboree Corp enjoyed a two per cent climb in November same-store sales and said total sales rose to $50 million from $48.3m last year.

Footwear chain Payless ShoeSource Inc said its same-store sales slipped 0.5 per cent last month but said its total sales climbed by 0.5 per cent to $217.2 million from $216m in the year-ago period.

Retailer Kohl's Corp posted a 3.4 per cent drop in November same-store sales but added total sales for the four weeks ended November 30 rose 11.3 per cent to $1.09 billion from $975.9 million.

Goody's Family Clothing Inc reported a 3.7 per cent jump in November same-store sales with total sales up 0.4 per cent to $115.4 million from $114.9m in 2001.

Apparel retailer J Crew Group Inc said its same-store sales fell 4.7 per cent last month with total sales down 11.8 per cent to $76 million from $86.2m in the year-ago period.