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Chico's FAS, Inc. Reports November Sales

11/28/2006
              - November Sales Up 14.3% Over November Last Year

               - November Comparable Store Sales Decrease 0.4%

FORT MYERS, Fla., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) today reported November sales results for the four-week period ended November 25, 2006, increased 14.3% to $127.3 million from $111.4 million reported for the prior year's four-week period ended November 26, 2005. Comparable store sales for the Company-owned stores decreased 0.4% for the four-week period ended November 25, 2006, compared to the same four-week period last year.

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For the forty-three weeks ended November 25, 2006, total sales increased 16.4% to $1.33 billion from $1.14 billion for the same period a year ago. Comparable store sales for the Company-owned stores increased 3.2% 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 901 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, Soma by Chico's and Fitigues names. The Company owns 538 Chico's front-line stores, 32 Chico's outlet stores, 247 White House | Black Market front-line stores, 14 White House | Black Market outlet stores, 47 Soma by Chico's stores, 9 Fitigues front-line stores and 1 Fitigues outlet store; 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 under Our Company

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 under Our Company

     Executive Contacts:
     Charles J. Kleman
     Executive Vice President
     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, Executive Vice President, 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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    (CHS)

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

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