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Chico's FAS, Inc. Reports Record February Sales

03/01/2006
               * February Sales Up 18.2% Over February Last Year
               * February Comparable Store Sales Increase 5.7%

FORT MYERS, Fla., March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) today reported February sales results for the four-week period ended February 25, 2006, increased 18.2% to $98.7 million from $83.5 million reported for the prior year's four-week period ended February 26, 2005. Comparable store sales for the Company-owned stores increased 5.7% for the four-week period ended February 25, 2006 compared to the same four-week period last year.

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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 780 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 501 Chico's front-line stores, 31 Chico's outlet stores, 198 White House | Black Market front-line stores, 8 White House | Black Market outlet stores, 16 Soma by Chico's stores, 11 Fitigues front-line stores and 1 Fitigues outlet store; franchisees own and operate 14 Chico's stores.

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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                      F. Michael Smith
    Chief Financial Officer                Vice President
    Chico's FAS, Inc.                      Investor and Community Relations
    (239) 274-4105                         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, +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
SU:  SLS






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