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Chico's Hosts Jacket Design Contest to Benefit Charity

06/17/2008

FT. MYERS, Fla., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Chico's is hosting its first-ever consumer design contest. Participants may submit their original design concept for Chico's limited-edition 25th Anniversary Jacket starting June 16th through July 15th. A team of Chico's top designers will select the winning design based on creativity, originality, and emotional connection. The winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Chico's Design Studio in Ft. Myers, Florida where he or she will work hand-in-hand with Chico's designers to make their design come to life. The winning jacket will be featured in Chico's Holiday Catalog, sold in Chico's boutiques and online at http://www.chicos.com . All of the profits from the sale of the winning jacket will be donated to Chico's foundation, Chico's Charities; the winner will assist in directing the funds to an organization of their choice.

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Consumers can submit their jacket design sketch and inspiration by mail or email. All designs must be submitted by July 15, 2008. More information about the contest and official rules can found at http://www.chicosjacket.com . Submitted designs will not be returned.

About Chico's Charities:

Chico's FAS, Inc. was built on kind spirits, customer care, and community support. Chico's understands that our communities have made Chico's FAS, Inc. successful and is privileged to give back to both its associates and communities. Chico's supports communities in various ways with a predominant focus on women, children, health, education, and the environment. Chico's feels these are the threads that tie our clothing into the fabric of our community and families. To find out more, visit our web site http://www.chicoscharities.org .

About Chico's FAS, Inc.:

Chico's is a specialty retailer of private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing gift items. The Company operates 1,065 women's specialty stores, including stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico operating under the Chico's, White House | Black Market and Soma Intimates names. The Company has 615 Chico's front-line stores, 38 Chico's outlet stores, 322 White House | Black Market front-line stores, 19 White House | Black Market outlet stores, 70 Soma Intimates front-line stores and 1 Soma Intimates outlet store.

SOURCE Chico's FAS, Inc.

CONTACT: Jessica Wells, +1-239-274-4798, publicity@chicos.com, for Chico's FAS, Inc./
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