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AMBER'S STORES SALES INCREASE 48 PERCENT IN MAY

 DALLAS, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Amber's Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: ABRS) today reported sales for May 1993 were $3,726,000, an increase of 48 percent compared to sales in May 1992 of $2,520,000. Comparable stores sales for May 1993 decreased 3.8 percent over May of last year.
 For the four months ended May 31, 1993, Amber's has generated sales of $14,434,000, an increase of 54 percent compared to sales in the same period last year of $9,400,000. Year-to-date comparable store sales have decreased 1.6 percent.
 Management stated that the company's expansion plans for 1993 are on schedule with the May 30 opening of two new stores in the Houston market. Three additional stores are scheduled to open by the end of the second quarter.
 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 27 stores in four states: Texas, Louisiana, Missouri and New Mexico.
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 /CONTACT: Lamar Roberts, chief financial officer of Amber's Stores, Inc., 214-349-5300/
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