NEW YORK — Seemingly endless showers in June depressed retail results along with shoppers’ spirits, as The Dress Barn and Deb Shops both reported decreases in their same-store sales.

However Christopher & Banks, the Minneapolis-based specialty retailer of regular and plus-size women’s apparel under the Christopher & Banks and C.J. Banks nameplates, managed to eke out a 2 percent increase in its June comparable-store sales, on top of a 13 percent increase in June of last year. Overall sales for the 482-unit chain rose 20.9 percent to $28.4 million from $23.5 million. C&B’s comps were up 1 percent in May and 2 percent in June.

While pleased with last month’s results, which were in line with its previous guidance, Bill Prange, chairman and chief executive, said in a statement that the firm “continues to be cautiously optimistic as we enter the month of July given the sustained promotional retail environment and challenging economic conditions.” He noted C&B’s inventory mix is current.

Most U.S. retailers will report their June comps on Thursday.

On the other hand, Deb Shops, a 330-unit specialty retailer based in Philadelphia that sells regular and plus sized apparel and accessories to juniors, said comps decreased 11.7 percent last month and total sales fell 7.8 percent to $24.1 million from $26.2 million.

Also, Suffern, N.Y.-based The Dress Barn, a value-priced specialty store with 773 doors, said its comps decreased 7 percent and 3.4 percent overall to $71.2 million compared with $73.7 million.

Dana Telsey, an analyst with Bear Stearns, said in a research report that “savvy promotional tactics were likely successful in luring shoppers into the stores,” but said “significant markdown activity likely placed downward pressure on merchandise margins relative to last year.”

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