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CHARMING SHOPPES REPORTS JULY SALES

    BENSALEM, Pa., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Charming Shoppes Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS), the retail women's apparel chain, today reported that total sales for the four weeks ended July 31, 1993, increased 2 percent to $86,200,000 from $84,600,000 for the comparable period ended Aug. 1, 1992.
    Sales for comparable stores decreased 6 percent during July.
    Sales for the six months ended July 31, 1993, increased 6 percent to $583,900,000 from $552,300,000 for the comparable period last year.  he company's year-to-date comparable store sales decreased 2 percent.
    Charming Shoppes Inc. operates 1,248 stores in 43 states, under the names "Fashion Bug" and "Fashion Bug Plus."
    /delval/
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    CONTACT:  Bernard Brodsky, vp and treasurer of Charming Shoppes, 215-638-6719
    (CHRS) CO:  CHARMING SHOPPES, INC. IN:  REA ST:  PA


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