5 Golden Retailers Buckle (NYSE: BKE) This teen retailer has done admirably well selling trendy merchandise from a variety of suppliers. Buckle has cinched up compound annual growth of 19.8% in revenue and 31.3% in net income over the last three years. The company also enjoys a strong balance sheet, with $93.6 million in cash and no debt. Best of all, it currently trades at a strikingly reasonable 11 times trailing earnings.
Aeropostale (NYSE: ARO) Like Buckle, this fellow mall-based retailer has been able to buck the recessionary trends, perhaps thanks to its focus on lower-priced fashions for teens. Over the last three years, it has generated compound annual growth of 16.5% in revenue and 30.2% in net income. Aeropostale shares Buckle's bargain P/E of 11, and it sports a similarly cushy pile of cash, with $285.6 million and zero debt.