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CHARMING SHOPPES REPORTS APRIL SALES

 BENSALEM, Pa., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Charming Shoppes Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS), the retail women's apparel chain, today reported that total sales for the four weeks ended May 1, 1993, increased 5 percent to $97,100,000 from $92,300,000 for the comparable period ended May 2, 1992.
 Sales for comparable stores decreased 1 percent during April.
 Sales for the three months ending May 1, 1993, increased 4.5 percent to $274,300,000 from $262,500,000 for the comparable period last year. The company's year-to-date comparable store sales decreased 3 percent.
 Charming Shoppes Inc. operates 1,236 stores in 42 states, under the names "Fashion Bug" and "Fashion Bug Plus."
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 /CONTACT: Bernard Brodsky, vp and treasurer of Charming Shoppes, 215-638-6719/
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