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Chico's FAS, Inc. Reports September Sales

10/05/2006
     - September Sales Up 15.0% Over September Last Year

     - September Comparable Store Sales Increase 2.1%

FORT MYERS, Fla., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) today reported September sales results for the five-week period ended September 30, 2006, increased 15.0% to $164.5 million from $143.1 million reported for the prior year's five-week period ended October 1, 2005. Comparable store sales for the Company-owned stores increased 2.1% for the five-week period ended September 30, 2006, compared to the same five-week period last year.

For the thirty-five weeks ended September 30, 2006, total sales increased 17.3% to $1.073 billion from $915 million for the same period a year ago. Comparable store sales for the Company-owned stores increased 4.6% for the thirty-five week period compared to the same thirty-five 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 847 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 525 Chico's front-line stores, 32 Chico's outlet stores, 224 White House | Black Market front-line stores, 12 White House | Black Market outlet stores, 31 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

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
    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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    /Web site:  http://www.chicos.com/
    (CHS)

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

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