At Up Against the Wall, a mid-Atlantic chain based in Washington, D.C., Guess’s flair-legged, low-rise stretch denim jean, which sits between the hip and the waist, are in demand. In the last two weeks, four of the 16 nationwide Up Against the Wall stores have sold nearly 30 pairs of the jeans, which retail for $62.

At Sport Chalet, a 17-unit operation based in La Canada, Calif., items from Everlast, which is licensed to Active Apparel Group of New York, are hot. With retail prices from $18 to $23, Everlast logo T-shirts are bestsellers. Everlast’s cotton jersey shorts at $20 or cotton and Lycra spandex bike shorts at $20 are also hot sellers, as companions to the T-shirt.

At Wish, in Atlanta, 100 pairs of Malibu’s slim-fitting polyester hip-huggers in black and brown, for $35 a pop, have sold since Thanksgiving. Velour hip-huggers in black and blue from Sterling Heart are also hot. Of the hip-huggers, 75 pair have sold at $45 apiece. The long-sleeved satin polyester blouse, also from Malibu, in fuchsia, gold, turquoise or mint green, has sold 120 units at $27.50.

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