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THE BOMBAY COMPANY, INC. ANNOUNCES 21 PERCENT SAME STORE SALES INCREASE FOR OCTOBER

 FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bombay Company, Inc. (NYSE: BBA) reported today that sales for the four week period ended October 31, 1993 increased to $21,684,000 from $14,226,000 for the comparable four week period ended October 25, 1992. Same store sales for stores in existence more than one year increased 21 percent. For the seventeen week period ended October 31, 1993, total sales increased 43 percent to $80,295,000 from $56,057,000, while same store sales increased 22 percent.
 The same store sales includes forty-two stores which were converted to a larger store format during the last twelve months. Excluding these larger format stores, same store sales for October increased 12 percent and for the seventeen week period increased 15 percent.
 Robert E.M. Nourse, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated the sales for the month of October continue to reflect the strength of the larger format Bombay stores, as well as continued good performance in regular Bombay and Alex & Ivy stores.
 The Bombay Company, Inc. is a specialty retailer marketing traditionally styled furniture, prints and accessories through a network of 411 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, 817-347-8200/
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