Total Chico's FAS, Inc sales for the five week period ended September 30, 2000 increased 69.4 per cent to $27.8m from $16.4m reported for the five week period ended October 2, 1999. Comparable store sales for the company-owned stores increased 36.3 per cent for the five week period ended September 30, 2000.

For the thirty-five weeks ended September 30, 2000, total sales increased 62.6 per cent to $163.5m from $100.5m for the same period in 1999. Comparable store sales for the company-owned stores increased 33.7 per cent for the thirty-five week period.

About Chico's
Chico's sells exclusively designed, private-label women's casual clothing and related accessories. The company operates a chain of 227 stores in 38 states and the District of Columbia. The company owns 217 stores, franchisees own 10.

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