Mothers Work, Inc (Nasdaq: MWRK) today announced that net sales for the month of November 2000 increased 14.0 per cent to $32.5m from $28.6m for November 1999. Comparable store sales for November 2000 increased 3.2 per cent (based on 632 locations) compared to an increase of 7.9 per cent(based on 539 locations) for the November 1999 period. This represents the company's 43rd consecutive month of positive sales comps.

During the month, the company opened nine new maternity store locations and one additional lease department. As of November 2000, there are a total of 743 locations compared to 648 at November 1999. Although still a minor part of the Company's total revenue, Internet sales have increased 345 per cent above November 1999.

About Mothers Work
Mothers Work is the world's largest designer, manufacturer, and retailer of maternity apparel, using its custom TrendTrack computer systems and quick response replenishment process to "give the customer what she wants, when she wants it." Mothers Work operates 743 maternity locations, including 611 stores and 132 leased departments, predominantly under the tradenames Motherhood Maternity, A Pea in the Pod, and Mimi Maternity, and sells on the web through its http://www.maternitymall.com site.