Guess?, Inc. today reported strong retail sales for the fiscal month of September which ended on October 1, 2005. Total retail sales for September were $57.6 million, an increase of 25.3% from sales of $45.9 million for the fiscal month ended October 2, 2004. Comparable store sales for the September period increased 14.2%. The Company noted that the sales for the month were driven by a larger percentage of full-price sales as compared to the prior year.
For the third quarter ended October 1, 2005, total retail sales increased 19.6% to $156.3 million compared to $130.6 million for the third quarter of 2004. Comparable store sales increased 8.9% during the third quarter of 2005.
Guess?, Inc. designs, markets, distributes and licenses a lifestyle collection of contemporary apparel, accessories and related consumer products. At October 1, 2005 the Company owned and operated 305 retail stores in the United States and Canada. The Company also distributes its products through better department and specialty stores around the world. For more information about the Company, please visit www.guess.com.