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THE BOMBAY COMPANY, INC. ANNOUNCES 33 PERCENT SALES INCREASE FOR JANUARY

 FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bombay Company, Inc. (AMEX: BBA) reported today that sales for the four week period ended Jan. 24, 1993, increased 33 percent to $17,558,000 from the $13,209,000 for the same period last year. Same store sales for stores in existence more than one year increased 17 percent. For the 30 week period ended Jan. 24, 1993, total sales increased 26 percent to $137,096,000 from $108,421,000 while same store sales for stores in existence more than one year increased 13 percent.
 The same store sales increases include 12 stores which were recently converted to a substantially larger store format. Excluding these larger format stores, same store sales for January increased 14 percent and for the 30 week period increased 10 percent.
 Mr. Robert E.M. Nourse, president and chief executive officer, stated that the strong January sales were especially encouraging considering the company was up against last January's 31 percent same store sales comparison. Mr. Nourse also noted that January marked the 24th month of uninterrupted monthly same store sales gains.
 The Bombay Company, Inc. is a specialty retailer marketing traditionally styled furniture, prints and accessories through a network of 370 stores in the United States and Canada.
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 /CONTACT: Robert E.M. Nourse, president and chief executive officer of Bombay Company, 817-347-8200/
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