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THE BOMBAY COMPANY MAINTAINS STRONG SALES PERFORMANCE IN JUNE

 FORT WORTH, Texas, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bombay Company, Inc. (NYSE: BBA) reported today sales of $23,932,000 for the six week period ended July 4, 1993, an increase of 69 percent over $14,168,000 in sales for the five week period ended June 28, 1992. Sales for the fifty-three week period ended July 4, 1993 increased 32 percent to $231,737,000 from $176,023,000 for the fifty-two week period ended June 28, 1992. The month of June and the current year are one week longer than last year, an event occurring once every six years based on the company's retail calendar.
 For comparable six week and fifty-three week periods ended July 4, 1993, same store sales increased 18 percent for June and 15 percent for the year.
 Same store sales include twenty-five stores which were converted to a larger format during the last twelve months. Excluding these larger format stores, same store sales for June increased 14 percent and for the year increased 11 percent.
 Mr. Robert E. M. Nourse, president and chief executive officer, stated that "the June performance caps off consistently good sales trends achieved throughout the year. These sales were especially gratifying as they were against a very strong fiscal 1992 performance." He also stated that he was "particularly pleased with customer acceptance of the larger format Bombay stores and the new Alex & Ivy stores."
 The Bombay Company, Inc. is a specialty retailer marketing traditionally styled furniture, prints and accessories through a network of 383 Bombay and Alex & Ivy stores in the United States and Canada.
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 /CONTACT: Robert E. M. Nourse, president and chief executive officer of Bombay Company, Inc., 817-347-8200/
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