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AMBER'S STORES DECEMBER SALES MORE THAN DOUBLE; SAME STORE SALES UP 18 PERCENT

 DALLAS, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Amber's Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: ABRS) today reported sales for December 1992 were $8,349,000, an increase of 108 percent compared to sales in December 1991 of $4,007,000. Comparable store sales increased 18.1 percent over December of last year. The company attributes the significant sales increase for the month to both strong comparable store sales increases and the performance of its 11 new stores opened or acquired in 1992.
 For the 11 months ended Dec. 31, 1992, Amber's has generated sales of $38,664,000, an increase of 59 percent compared to sales in the same period last year of $24,299,000. Year-to-date comparable store sales have increased 8.4 percent.
 Amber's is a specialty retailer of arts and crafts products and related merchandise used chiefly for craft and hobby projects, home decorating and personalized gifts. The company currently operates 24 stores in four states: Texas, Louisiana, Missouri and New Mexico.
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 /CONTACT: Lamar Roberts, chief financial officer of Amber's Stores, 214-349-5300/
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