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Beware the naked man who offers you his shirt. -- Harvey MacKay

August Retail Sales

       August              Same-St  Total

Men/General Apparel
American Eagle        AEOS   +37.1% +47.0%
Edison Brothers       EBS     -2.8% -13.0%
Filene's Basement     BSMT    +6.0%  +9.0%
Gap                   GPS    +16.0% +35.4%
Goody's Family ClothinGDYS    +4.2% +10.6%
Gymboree Corp.        GYMB    +3.0% +23.0%
Limited               LTD     +5.0% +12.0%
Men's Wearhouse       SUIT   +10.2% +33.5%
Pacific Sunwear       PSUN   +19.5% +51.0%

Shoe
Footstar, Inc.        FTS     +1.5%  +8.6%
Footaction (Footstar, FTS     -5.0% +14.1%
Meldisco (Footstar, InFTS     +5.4%  +5.1%
Payless ShoeSource    PSS     +7.3% +11.0%
Shoe Carnival         SCVL    +7.7%  +6.8%

Women's Apparel
AnnTaylor             ANN    -22.1% -19.2%
Cache Inc.            CACH    -2.9%  +1.0%
Catherine's Stores    CATH    +4.6%  +4.5%
Cato Corp.            CACOA   +3.0%  +3.0%
Charming Shoppe       CHRS    +6.0%  +3.9%
Chico's FAS           CHCS   +11.4% +25.5%
Claire's Stores       CLE     +0.0%  +8.0%
Designs Inc.          DESI   -13.0% -11.0%
Dress Barn            DBRN    +4.0%  +8.0%
Gantos Inc.           GTOS   -22.0% -21.0%
Intimate Brands       IBI     +7.0% +18.0%
MacFrugal's           MFI     +2.3%  +4.1%
Paul Harris Stores    PAUH    +5.0%  +9.0%
Talbot's              TLB    +13.2% +10.0%
United Retail Group   URGI    -4.0%  -7.0%

Department (national)
Federated Dept. (Macy'FD      +3.5%  +4.2%
May Department        MAY     +6.3%  +9.0%
Neiman Marcus         NMG     +1.6%  +1.8%
Penney, JC (DepartmentJCP     -1.0%  -0.1%
Penney, JC (ConsolidatJCP      N/A  +32.3%
Sears                 S       +2.8%  +6.4%

Department (regional)
Bon-Ton Stores        BONT    +3.7%  +0.9%
Carson, Pirie Scott   CRP     +5.6%  +8.3%
Mervyn's (Dayton HudsoDH      +0.1%  -6.5%
Dayton Hudson DepartmeDH      +4.5%  +3.5%
Dillard Department    DDS     +5.0%  +9.5%
Gottschalk's          GOT     +3.2%  +4.6%
Kohl's Dept.          KSS    +17.5% +36.1%
Mercantile Stores     MST     -0.9%  +3.7%
Proffitt's            PFT     +7.0% +44.0%

Discount/Deep Discount
Ames Department       AMES    +1.7%  +1.8%
Consolidated Stores (KCNS    +10.0% +16.9%
Dayton Hudson (ConsoliDH      +6.1%  +9.5%
Dollar General        DG     +10.9% +26.3%
Family Dollar         FDO     +5.0% +12.9%
K-Mart                KM      +6.4%  +3.4%
Ross Stores           ROST   +13.0% +22.0%
Target (Dayton Hudson)DH      +8.0% +14.8%
TJX Cos.              TJX    +11.0% +12.9%
Wal-Mart              WMT     +7.1% +12.6%
Woolworth             Z       -8.2%  -9.2%

Club
Price/Costco          COST   +10.0% +12.0%
B.J.'s Wholesale Club BJ       N/A    N/A
Sam's Club (Walmart)  WMT     +5.0%  +5.8%

Regional Discount
Fred's Inc.           FRED    +9.0% +15.2%
Hill's Stores         HDS     -4.1%  -7.9%
ShopKo                SKO     +0.5%  +4.3%
Value City            VCD     +7.3%  +8.9%
Venture Stores        VEN      N/A   -5.0%

Bath/Bed/Kitchen/Drug
Lechters Inc.         LECH    -0.3%  +0.9%
Lechters Housewares (LLECH    +1.6%  +0.9%
Famous Brands HousewarLECH    -5.6%  +0.9%
CVS/Revco             CVS     +9.3% +16.2%
Eckerd Drug (Penney, JJCP     +9.0%   100%
Stroud's              STRO    -0.5%  +7.0%
Walgreens             WAG     +6.1% +11.4%

Home Repair
Hechinger             HECHA    N/A    N/A
Lowe's                LOW     +4.0% +18.0%
HomeBase, Inc.        HBI      N/A    N/A

Furniture
Bombay Co.            BBA     -1.0%  -1.0%
Heilig-Meyers Co.     HMY     +8.0% +98.6%
Pier 1 Imports        PIR    +20.6% +15.1%

Consumer Electronics
Circuit City          CC      +4.0% +22.0%
Tandy Inc. (Radio ShacTAN     +1.0%  +0.0%
Tandy Inc. (Computer CTAN     +6.0% +16.0%
Tandy Inc.            TAN     +3.0%  +6.0%

Specialty
Michael's Stores      MIKE    +9.0%  +8.0%
Natural Wonders       NATW    +9.8% +19.8%
Perfumania            PRFM    +1.8% +24.1%
Starbucks Corp.       SBUX    +5.0% +40.1%
Sunglass Hut          RAYS    -1.9%  +7.3%
West Marine           WMAR    +4.7%  +7.4%
Finish Line           FINL   +10.0% +32.0%