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.
2. Los Angeles-based True Religion Apparel ( TRLG) designs and sells "high-fashion jeans and apparel" through its subsidiary Guru Denim. A pair costs between $150 and $400. Fourth-quarter sales beat analysts' estimates by a 9.8% margin.
1. The Buckle ( BKE) sells mid-priced jeans through company-owned stores. It conducts purchasing, marketing and distribution from its headquarters in Kearney, Neb. February same-store sales jumped 5.1%, more than three times the consensus estimate.