NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Several U.S. apparel retailers are reporting sales increases for June.
Comparable-store sales also increased 3%, narrowly missing analyst expectations for a 3.4% rise, according to Thomson Reuters.
The company's results were driven by Bath & Body Works June comparable sales that rose 6% on a strong response to the chain's semi-annual sale. Victoria's Secret comparable sales rose just 1%, down from 3% a year ago and short of analyst estimates of a 3.6% climb.
Stein Mart said that geographically, sales across all regions were strong, except the Northeast and Midwest, which were more challenged.
Zumiez (ZUMZ - Get Report) reported June sales that rose 2.6% to $67 million, with comparable sales that fell 3.3%. The retailer attributed the decline to a decrease in comparable-sales transactions, which was partially offset by the increase in dollars per transaction.
Zumiez said that men's, footwear, accessories and juniors posted negative comparable sales, while hard goods posted a positive comparable result.
Cato Chairman, President and Chief Executive John Cato said, "June same-store sales continue to be in line with our current trend."
The company's year-to-date same-store sales decreased 2%.