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Stein Mart key sales figure rises 6.5 pct in June

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Stein Mart's June revenue at stores open at least a year climbed 6.5 percent, driven by strong sales of women's clothing.

Categories that did better included women's casual sportswear and boutique items. Weaker categories were men's sportswear, women's accessories and plus-size clothing.

Sales in the Southeast, Texas, Florida and states around the Gulf of Mexico were stronger than the Midwest, Northeast and California.

Total revenue for the five weeks ended July 6 rose 2.6 percent to $109 million.

Year-to-date revenue at stores open at least a year increased 3.6 percent. Total revenue climbed 3.5 percent to $537.7 million.

Stein Mart Inc. had 262 stores at June's end.