Chico's (clothing retailer)

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Chico's FAS, Inc.
Type Public (NYSECHS)
Industry Retail
Founded 1983
Headquarters Fort Myers, FL, U.S.
Number of locations Chico's:
593, 71 outlet stores
White House | Black Market:
351, 24 outlet stores
Soma Intimates:
141, 12 outlet stores
(May 2011)[1]
Area served United States
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands
Products Apparel and accessories
Revenue 2009 net sales of $1.713 billion.
Operating income 2009 operating income of $108.2 million
Net income $69.7 million [2009]
Employees 16,200 [70% part-time]

Chico's is a retail women's clothing chain founded in 1983 by a three-person operation on Sanibel Island, Florida.


The company currently operates 1,084 women's clothing stores, including stores in 48 states, Washington D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and Puerto Rico, operating under the Chico's, White House | Black Market, and Soma Intimates brands. It also publishes the Boston Proper catalogs.[2] On April 20, 2005, the company was identified by the Bellwether Report and the analysts began to track the company because of its significant corporate development during that time.[3]


As of January 2014, Chico’s FAS Inc was accused, by a Florida-based handbag designer, in a lawsuit of forcing the designer "to copy other designers’ creations."[4]


External links[edit]

Official website

Chico's Careers