Chico's is a retail women's clothing chain founded in 1983 on Sanibel Island, Florida. The Company currently operates 1,084 women's clothing stores, including stores in 48 states, Washington D.C. , the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico operating under the Chico's, White House | Black Market and Soma Intimates names. The Company has 599 Chico's frontline boutiques, 45 outlets, publishes a catalog during key shopping periods throughout the year and conducts e-commerce at www. chicos. com.