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Chico's FAS, Inc. Reports January Sales

02/08/2007

FORT MYERS, Fla., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) today reported January sales results for the five-week period ended February 3, 2007, increased 37.2% to $125.8 million from $91.7 million reported for the four-week period ended January 28, 2006. Comparable store sales for the Company-owned stores decreased 3.5% for the five-week period ended February 3, 2007 compared to the same five-week period last year.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030428/CHICOLOGO )

Total sales for the fourth quarter ended February 3, 2007, which consisted of fourteen weeks, increased 18.8% to $446 million from $376 million for the thirteen-week period ended January 28, 2006. Comparable store sales for the Company-owned stores decreased 2.0% for the fourteen-week period ended February 3, 2007 compared to the same fourteen-week period last year.

For the fifty-three weeks ended February 3, 2007, total sales increased 17.2% to $1.65 billion from $1.40 billion for the fifty-two week period ended January 28, 2006. Comparable store sales for the Company-owned stores increased 2.1% for the fifty-three week period ended February 3, 2007 compared to the same fifty-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 920 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 has 554 Chico's front-line stores, 34 Chico's outlet stores, 254 White House | Black Market front-line stores, 16 White House | Black Market outlet stores, 52 Soma by Chico's stores, 9 Fitigues front-line stores and 1 Fitigues outlet store.

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                     F. Michael Smith
    Executive Vice President              Vice President
    Chief Financial Officer               Investor and Community Relations
    Chico's FAS, Inc.                     Chico's FAS, Inc.
    (239) 274-4105                        (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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             PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com/
    /Web site:  http://www.chicos.com/
    (CHS)

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

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