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Our Story

Chico’s was founded in 1983 as a small boutique selling Mexican folk art on Sanibel Island in Florida. Then one day, our founders discovered the sweater that made literally everyone look fabulous, pivoted the business, and retail was never the same. The rich colors, bold prints, unique artisanal details, problem-solving styles, and amazing personal stylists made a lasting connection with customers. Now there are over 600 Chico’s boutiques nationwide, international (franchise) partners, a monthly mailer, and round-the-clock shopping at chicos.com and at chicosofftherack.com.

From the beginning, we’ve believed in the power of originality—that what’s different makes us bold. And we design with this philosophy in mind. For every piece we create, we ask how it will be unique, inspire women to feel good (no matter their age), and help them express their personality and individuality with confidence.

We Live For Uncommon Style
Inspired by the world around us—and the bold women who live in it—our prints, colors, jewelry and details are designed to be original.

We’re Always Here For You
When you shop at a Chico’s boutique, you have your own personal stylist (along with her outfitting expertise) and it’s complimentary.

We Figure It Out (So You Don’t Have To)
From machine-washable styles, reversible pieces and no-iron shirts to body-enhancing technology and fits that really flatter—we’re obsessed with figuring out solutions to make life easier.

Yes, We Have Your Size!
From Chico’s sizes 000-4 (U.S. sizes 0-20), Petites and Tall, there’s a size for just about every body.

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