Women's clothing producer bebe stores is predicting further sales rises after third-quarter sales increased 13.6% to US$132.8m.

The company said it anticipates comparable store sales will rise in the "low single digits" during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, after same store sales were up 4.7% in Q3.

Operating income was also up from $16.8m to $17.5m, while third quarter net earnings increased 19.8% to $13.3m.