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CHARMING SHOPPES REPORTS AUGUST SALES

 BENSALEM, Pa., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Charming Shoppes, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS), the retail women's apparel chain, today reported that total sales for the four weeks ended Aug. 28, 1993, were $91.4 million versus $91.6 million for the comparable period ended Aug. 29, 1992.
 Sales for comparable stores decreased 8 percent during August.
 Sales for the seven months ended Aug. 28, 1993, increased 5 percent to $675.3 million from $643.9 million for the comparable period last year. The company's year-to-date comparable store sales decreased 3 percent.
 Charming Shoppes, Inc. operates 1,264 stores in 44 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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