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THE DRESS BARN, INC. REPORTS MONTHLY AND QUARTERLY SALES RESULTS

 STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dress Barn, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: DBRN), today reported sales of $18.2 million for the four- week period ended Jan. 23, 1993, an increase of 25 percent over sales of $14.6 million last year. The company's comparable store sales increased 11 percent during this period.
 For the 13-week quarter ended Jan. 23, 1993, sales were $98.5 million, representing an increase of 18 percent over sales of $83.2 million for the same period in 1992. For the same quarterly period, the company's comparable store sales increased 6 percent.
 A spokesperson for the company commented that the month and quarter were strong, and marked the eighth consecutive month of comparable sales increases.
 At Jan. 23, 1993, the company operated 595 stores, a net addition of 58 or an 11 percent increase from the 537 in operation last year. The company continues its store expansion program by opening 48 stores since the end of its July 1992 fiscal year with approximately 60 planned during its current Spring season.
 The Dress Barn, Inc., operates a chain of 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 store prices. Shares are traded on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol DBRN.
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 /CONTACT: Armand Correia, senior vice president and CFO of The Dress Barn, 203-327-4242/
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