Chico’s FAS, Inc. is a cultivator of brands serving the lifestyle needs of fashion-savvy women 30 years and older. Our brand portfolio currently consists of four brands: Chico’s, White House | Black Market, Soma Intimates and Boston Proper. Our brands are all specialty retailers of private label women’s apparel, accessories and related products. Currently, we operate over 1,250 boutiques and outlets throughout the U.S., the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as an online presence for each of our brands.
1) Chico’s The Chico’s brand was founded in 1983 as a boutique selling Mexican folk art and cotton sweaters from a store on Florida’s Sanibel Island. Today, Chico’s primarily sells exclusively designed, private branded clothing for women featuring a combination of great style with on-trend, expressive and one-of-a-kind designs to yield a wardrobe that is fashionable, unique, relaxed, figure-flattering, and comfortable.
Chico’s currently operates more than 600 boutiques and over 100 outlets across the U.S., the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Chico’s also publishes a monthly catalog and offers round-the-clock shopping at www.chicos.com.
2) White House|Black Market (WH|BM) The WH|BM brand, which began operations in 1985 and which we acquired in 2003, primarily sells exclusively designed, private branded clothing for women offering a uniquely feminine and affordable alternative to designer fashion. WH|BM offers fashionable and sophisticated clothing and accessory items, from everyday basics, to wear-to-work, to elegant fashion, primarily in black and white and related shades with seasonal color splashes.
WH|BM currently operates more than 400 boutiques and over 50 outlets across the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. WH|BM publishes a monthly catalog highlighting its latest fashions and connects with customers at www.whbm.com.
3) Soma Intimates (Soma) The Soma brand, which began operations in 2004, primarily sells trend-right lingerie, innovative and expertly fitted lingerie and loungewear apparel and beauty products.
Soma Intimates currently operates over 200 boutiques and over 15 outlets. Soma publishes its own catalog coinciding with key shopping periods and sells direct-to-consumer at www.soma.com.
4) Boston Proper The Boston Proper brand, which we acquired in September 2011, is an online and catalog based retailer of women’s high end apparel and accessories focused on creating a daring, modern style with a sensual feel designed for today’s independent, confident and active woman. Boston Proper merchandise is available through 4 boutiques, and the Boston Proper catalog and website, www.bostonproper.com.