closure of all 29 of its Ruehl stores. That chain had been a drain on the company's profits and had contributed to some of the worst same-store sales number in the apparel retail space. In May Abercrombie & Fitch reported a 28% plunge in comparable sales. In comparison, Aeropostale ( ARO recorded a 19% jump in same-store sales, while American Eagle Outfitters ( AEO - Get Report) slipped 7%. Shares of Abercrombie fell 1.4% to $25.65 in afternoon trading.