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Chico's FAS, Inc. Reports Record November Sales

11/29/2005
              * November Sales Up 25.6% Over November Last Year

               * November Comparable Store Sales Increase 11.8%

FORT MYERS, Fla., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) today reported November sales results for the four-week period ended November 26, 2005, increased 25.6% to $111.4 million from $88.7 million reported for the prior year's four-week period ended November 27, 2004. Comparable store sales for the Company-owned stores increased 11.8% for the four-week period ended November 26, 2005, compared to the same four-week period last year.

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For the forty-three weeks ended November 26, 2005, total sales increased 31.1% to $1.140 billion from $870 million for the same period a year ago. Comparable store sales for the Company-owned stores increased 13.9% for the forty-three week period compared to the same forty-three week period last year.

The Company is a specialty retailer of private label, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing gift items. The Company operates 757 women's specialty stores, including stores in 47 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico operating under the Chico's, White House | Black Market and Soma by Chico's names. The Company owns 498 Chico's front-line stores, 29 Chico's outlet stores, 196 White House | Black Market front-line stores, 6 White House | Black Market outlet stores and 15 Soma by Chico's stores; franchisees own and operate 13 Chico's stores.

For more detailed information, please call (877) 424-4267 to listen to the

Company's monthly sales information and investor relations line

A copy of a slide show addressing the Company's recent financial results and

current plans for expansion is available on the Company's website at

           http://www.chicos.com in the investor relations section

Additional investor information on Chico's FAS, Inc. is available free of

charge on the Company's website at http://www.chicos.com in the investor

                              relations section

     Executive Contacts:

     Charles J. Kleman
     Chief Financial Officer
     Chico's FAS, Inc.
     (239) 274-4105

     F. Michael Smith
     Vice President
     Investor and Community Relations
     Chico's FAS, Inc.
     (239) 274-4797
SOURCE  Chico's FAS, Inc.
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    /CONTACT:  Charles J. Kleman, Chief Financial Officer, +1-239-274-4105, or
F. Michael Smith, Vice President, Investor and Community Relations,
+1-239-274-4797, both of Chico's FAS, Inc./
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    /Web site:  http://www.chicos.com /
    (CHS)

CO:  Chico's FAS, Inc.
ST:  Florida
IN:  REA TEX FAS
SU:  SLS

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