About Us

Chico’s FAS History
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 three brands: Chico’s, White House Black Market, and Soma Intimates.

Our brands are all specialty retailers of private label women’s apparel,
accessories and related products. Currently, we operate over 1,550 boutiques
and outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as an online presence
for each of our brands.

Where it All Began
In 1972, Marvin and Helene Gralnick met in Guadalajara, Mexico, where Marvin was designing leather jackets and accessories. Eleven years later, they opened a tiny gift shop in Periwinkle Place on Sanibel Island, Florida. They filled the shelves with Mexican folk art and one sweater. The sweater outsold everything, and Chico’s was born.

Our Brands

White House Black Market