Women's casual clothing retailer Chico's FAS Inc says its September same store sales are currently trending ahead of its earlier same-store sales guidance in the low positive double digit range. But the company added it is comfortable with an earnings estimate of $0.16 for the third quarter ending 2 November 2002 and that it is largely unaffected by the West Coast Longshoreman labour dispute because it doesn't ship a lot of goods through Los Angeles.