Chico's FAS, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of private branded, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing items in the United States. The company provides its products under the Chico's, White House|Black Market (WH|BM), Soma Intimates (Soma), and Boston Proper brand names. The Chico's and the WH|BM brands sell designed private branded clothing, and accessories, such as handbags, belts, shoes, scarves, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets for women 30 and over. The Soma brand sells designed private branded lingerie, loungewear, and beauty products focusing on women who are 35 years old and over. It provides bras, panties, shape wear, sleepwear, relaxed tops, bottoms, dresses, fragrance perfumes, and lotions. The Boston Proper brand sells women's high end apparel and accessories focusing on women between 35-55 years old through catalogs and online. The company sells its products through retail stores and catalog, as well as through the Internet at www.chicos.com, www.whbm.com, www.soma.com, and www.bostonproper.com. As of January 28, 2012, it operated 1,256 stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Chico's FAS, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Fort Myers, Florida.