Saks Incorporated announced that comparable store sales increased 4.0 percent in May. Owned sales totaled $215.8 million for the four weeks ended May 26, compared to $208.2 million for the four weeks ended May 28, 2011, a 3.7 percent increase.
For May, the strongest categories included women’s contemporary and WEAR NOW apparel, women’s shoes, fashion and fine jewelry, cosmetics and fragrances, men’s contemporary apparel, and men’s shoes.
For the four months ended May 26, owned sales totaled $959.7 million compared to $921.8 million for the prior year four months ended May 28, 2011, a 4.1 percent increase. Comparable store sales increased 4.6 percent for the four months.
Saks Incorporated operates 45 Saks Fifth Avenue stores, 61 Saks OFF 5TH stores, and saks.com.