BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- February retail sales rose 0.9%, excluding cars and gas, the fourth gain in five months. A niche that's outperforming is denim, once the working man's material that now fetches up to $200 in young people's jeans. Here are three stocks to consider.3. Joe's Jeans (JOEZ) sells high-end women's denim through third parties, its Web site and company-owned boutiques and outlet stores. Pairs typically fetch between $100 and $200. Black Friday same-store sales surged 169% in 2009.
Top Retail-Industry Bet: Denim Stocks
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