Pedestrians are reflected in the window of an Abercrombie & Fitch store in New York.
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Its stock was recently trading up more than 9%.
Even though overall sales were down, investors were encouraged to see that Abercrombie managed to keep its costs down, amid such rapid online growth, boosting its profitability. Typically, when a retailer’s online sales rise and store sales shrink, that comes with added expenses such as packing and shipping that weigh on…