April sales at Chico's FAS Inc increased 46.1 per cent to $46.9 million from $32.1 million last year the company said today. Comparable store sales increased 16.8 per cent. For the first quarter ended 4 May 2002, total sales of private-label women's casual clothing and related accessories increased 39.9 per cent to $130.5 million from $93.2 million in last year's quarter. Comparable store sales were up 13.2 per cent for the thirteen-week period.