Retailers generally offer high margins and solid revenue growth, giving investors the opportunity to ride hot fashion trends. And even for ones that have matured, though growth may not be as strong as it once was, investors can get paid anyway.

Buying shares of dividend-paying companies in the retail sector, especially ones that have above-average yields, can help investors boast market-beating returns, with a caveat. Oftentimes, these companies are either in slow industries or may have seen their stock prices fall sharply, increasing the yield for the wrong reason.

Large companies with plenty of international exposure, including names like Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) - Get Report , L Brands (LB) - Get Report and American Eagle (AEO) - Get Report and others have high-dividend yields that investors should be aware of.

TheStreet has compiled a list of five high-yielding retailers.