Chico's FAS Announces First International Expansion White House Black Market to Enter Canada

Chico's FAS Announces First International Expansion White House Black Market 
to Enter Canada 
Retailer To Open First of Three Canadian Locations at Yorkdale Shopping Centre 
NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Chico's FAS, Inc. announces the company's 
international expansion with White House Black Market's (WH|BM) first Canadian 
boutique opening at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto on October 24th.  The 
women's retailer will open its second international location at Square One, 
Mississauga on October 29th, followed by Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket on 
November 12(th). Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Square One are owned by Oxford 
Properties Group and Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo).Upper 
Canada Mall is owned by Oxford Properties Group and Canada Pension Plan 
Investment Board (CPPIB). 
The White House Black Market brand, which began operations in 1985, 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.  White House Black Market was was 
acquired by Chico's FAS, Inc. in 2003. 
In addition to the amazing seasonal fashion collections at White House Black 
Market, the brand is also home to many signature collections that offer women 
everyday wardrobe solutions.  Instantly Slimming™ collection smooths, slims 
and shapes your silhouette by simply putting it on.  The Perfect Form™ 
collection features an exclusive ultra-comfortable fabric with stretch that 
fits any body.  The WORKKIT™ collection offers 'Wear What Works' wardrobe 
options that are fashionably appropriate for any work environment.  And WH|BM 
also offers a wide range of dresses for every occasion. 
"We could not be more thrilled to open our first international location in the 
greater Toronto area," said Donna Noce, White House Black Market, Brand 
President.  "As White House Black Market grows in Canada, we look forward to 
making the women of Canada Feel Beautiful." 
"We believe Canada is a great first foray into the international arena for 
Chico's FAS, as it represents a natural extension of our brands," says David 
Dyer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chico's FAS, Inc.  "From our 
robust customer file, we already know that there are a significant number of 
Chico's FAS customers in Canada." 
The store front design at Yorkdale Shopping Centre will include a unique mix 
of design elements and materials including white Carrara marble, polished 
chrome, black lacquer panels, striped fabric awnings, and an oversized 
cut-crystal chandelier. 
The interior of the White House Black Market boutiques will have an 
over-arching black-and-white palette that incorporates currated finishes 
including wood and marble floors, beautiful crystal chandeliers and sconces, 
mirrored accents, striped satin draperies and velvet upholstery.  The 
furniture selection combines lacquered wood, polished chrome, molded aluminum, 
marble and glass. 
The White House Black Market Yorkdale Shopping Centre boutique grand opening 
will be celebrated with a private reception on Wednesday, October 23(rd) from 
6-8PM in partnership with Children's Miracle Network benefitting The Hospital 
for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. At 6PM, Chico's FAS Inc. CEO, David 
Dyer and White House Black Market Brand President, Donna Noce will present a 
check to SickKids Foundation's President and CEO, Ted Garrard, followed by a 
ribbon cutting to mark the brands entry to the Canadian market.  The WH|BM 
boutique will open to the public on October 24(th) at 10am. 
ABOUT CHICO'S FAS, INC.  The Company, through its brands – Chico's, White 
House | Black Market, Soma Intimates, and Boston Proper, is a women's 
specialty retailer of private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy 
clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing gift 
White House | Black Market strives to make women feel beautiful with apparel 
and accessories in the honest simplicity of black and white and the 
individuality of styles built from it. White House | Black Market currently 
operates 416 boutiques and 52 outlets, publishes a catalog highlighting its 
latest fashions and connects with customers at and 
About SickKids Foundation Established in 1972, SickKids Foundation raises 
funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and is the 
largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in 
Canada. Philanthropy is a critical source of funding for SickKids -- one of 
the world's foremost paediatric health-care institutions. For the fiscal year 
ending March 31, 2013, SickKids Foundation made an unprecedented investment of 
$92.6 million in children's health, a direct result of generous community and 
corporate support. For more information, please visit 
ABOUT OXFORD PROPERTIES GROUP Oxford Properties Group is a global platform for 
real estate investment, development and management, with over 1,400 employees 
and over $21 billion of real assets that it manages for itself and on behalf 
of its co-owners and investment partners. Established in 1960, Oxford has 
regional offices in Toronto, London and New York, and the company's portfolio 
includes approximately 50 million square feet of office, retail, industrial, 
multi-family and hotel properties. Oxford is the real estate arm of the OMERS 
Worldwide Group of Companies.  For more information about Oxford, visit:

SOURCE  Chico's FAS, Inc. 
Melanie Cohen-Nathan, Chico's FAS, Inc., (212) 524-6323,, Kristin McClement, Chico's FAS, Inc., (239) 
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