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Charming Shoppes, Inc. Hosts Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call On Wednesday, August 17, 2005

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Charming Shoppes, Inc., (Nasdaq: CHRS), a leading multi-channel specialty apparel retailer specializing in women's plus-size apparel, will host its second quarter fiscal 2006 earnings conference call on Wednesday, August 17, 2005, at 9:15 am Eastern time. Second quarter earnings results will be released over the newswires and will be available on form 8-K prior to 9:15 am Eastern time. Both the second quarter earnings release and the Form 8-K will be available at http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=106124&p=irol-sec .

Dorrit J. Bern, Chairman, CEO and President, Eric M. Specter, CFO and EVP, Steven R. Wishner, SVP of Treasury, Investor Relations and Business Development, and Gayle M. Coolick, Director of Investor Relations, will comment on the second quarter results. Prepared remarks will be followed by a question and answer period.

To listen to the conference call, please dial 1-866-238-0638 approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled event. The conference call will also be simulcast at http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=106124&p=irol-audioArchives . The general public is invited to listen to the conference call via the webcast or the dial-in telephone number.

A transcript of prepared remarks for the conference call will be accessible at http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=106124&p=irol-audioArchives prior to 9:15 am Eastern time on Wednesday, August 17, 2005.

The conference call will be recorded on behalf of Charming Shoppes, Inc. and consists of copyrighted material. It may not be re-recorded, reproduced, transmitted or rebroadcast, in whole or in part, without the Company's express written permission. Accessing this call or the rebroadcast represents consent to these terms and conditions. Participation in this call serves as consent to having any comments or statements made appear on any transcript, broadcast or rebroadcast of this call.

Charming Shoppes, Inc. operates 2,236 stores in 48 states under the names LANE BRYANT(R), FASHION BUG(R), FASHION BUG PLUS(R), and CATHERINES PLUS SIZES(R). Additionally, the following apparel, accessories, footwear and gift catalogs are operated by Charming Shoppes' Crosstown Traders: Old Pueblo Traders, Bedford Fair, Willow Ridge, Lew Magram, Brownstone Studio, Regalia, Intimate Appeal, Monterey Bay Clothing Company, Coward Shoe and Figi's.

Certain statements made during the conference call may be forward-looking statements concerning the Company's operations, performance, and financial condition. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated. Such risks and uncertainties may include, but are not limited to: failure to successfully integrate the operations of Crosstown Traders, Inc. with Charming Shoppes, Inc., the failure to implement the Company's business plan for increased profitability and growth in the plus-size women's apparel business, the failure to successfully implement the Company's business plan for Crosstown Traders, Inc., changes in or miscalculation of fashion trends, extreme or unseasonable weather conditions, economic downturns, a weakness in overall consumer demand, failure to find suitable store locations, the ability to hire and train associates, trade restrictions and political or financial instability in countries where goods are manufactured, the interruption of merchandise flow from its centralized distribution facilities, competitive pressures, and the adverse effects of acts or threats of war, terrorism, or other armed conflict on the United States and international economies. These, and other risks and uncertainties, are detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2005 and other Company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Charming Shoppes assumes no duty to update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized.

SOURCE Charming Shoppes, Inc.

Posted Aug. 10,2005

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