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THE DRESS BARN, INC. REPORTS MARCH SALES RESULTS

 STAMFORD, Conn., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dress Barn, Inc. (NASDAQ: DBRN) today reported sales of $33.0 million for the five week period ended March 27, 1993 versus $32.9 million for the same period in 1992. The company's comparable store sales decreased 11 percent during this same period.
 At March 27, 1993, the company operated 614 stores, a net addition of 67 or a 12 percent increase from the 547 in operation last year.
 A spokesperson for the company commented that the softness in sales during the month was primarily attributed to unfavorable weather conditions in most regions of the country. The Northeast was particularly had hit where Dress Barn has its major concentration of stores. In the regions where the weather was more seasonal, sales results were favorable giving us confidence in our ability to regain the sales momentum achieved during our Fall season.
 The Dress Barn, Inc., operates a chain in women's off-price apparel stores, offering in-season, moderate to better quality fashion apparel, primarily with nationally recognized brand names, at substantial discounts from department stores prices.
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 /CONTACT: Armand Correia, senior vice president and CFO, 203-327-4242/
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