International sales at American-based retailer Gap rose 1% in November 2007, a marked improvement from the 8% decline in sales reported the same time in 2006.
The retailer said that overall sales at the global clothing business were up 11% to US$1.54 billion (£786m) for the four weeks to December 1 2007.
Gap Inc acting chief financial officer and executive vice president of finance Sabrina Simmons said: "While we were pleased with our sales performance in November, the most important month of the quarter, December, remains ahead of us. As a result, we are maintaining our earnings outlook for the full year.”
Gap will report its December sales on January 10.