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]
Website www.chicosfas.com www.chicos.com

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

Overview[edit]

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]

Controversy[edit]

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]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Official website

Chico's Careers