Friday, January 9, 2009

Ashley Stewart Stores Celebrate the Inauguration of Our 44th President, Barack Obama with a special 'Celebrating History' Event in 218 stores

SECAUCUS, N.J., Jan. 8 -- Change has come to America and Ashley Stewart stores will share in the celebration of the historic presidential inauguration of President Barack Obama with a special "Celebrating History" event on Monday, January 19, 2009.

Ashley Stewart will mark this historic event by offering customers a 15% discount off of their entire purchase, and providing customers with "Yes We Can" t-shirts for $10.00 at all 218 locations.

At select locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Chicago, DC/Baltimore, and Maryland, from 12PM-4PM, a local DJ will provide music and entertainment in stores and light refreshments will be served. Additionally, "Yes We Can" pins will be distributed as a free gift with purchase for customers shopping in stores on that day.

"Ashley Stewart is honored to have the opportunity to celebrate this historic event with our loyal customers and valued associates," states Marla Minns, EVP and General Manager, Ashley Stewart Stores. "As an organization that consistently contributes to improving the communities where we serve, Ashley Stewart is thrilled to announce that we will be donating 5% of proceeds from the day's sales to a scholarship fund for students at Howard University in Washington, DC."

This monumental event will attract an unprecedented number of visitors to our nation's capital, all eager to experience and participating in America's history. Ashley Stewart is proud to provide our customers with the opportunity to celebrate with us through discounts, music, and special purchases on the day of this historic celebration.

About Ashley Stewart Stores:

Since the early 1990s, Ashley Stewart Stores have been setting trends for the plus-size woman, offering just the right mix of elegant, sexy and inspirational fashion, from lingerie to sportswear to career wear. Ashley Stewart has made a commitment to provide the most fashionable merchandise to our customers at a great value. The 218 store plus-size retail chain strongly identifies with and gives back to the communities where it serves.

For further information, please contact:

Linda Roskowski
Ashley Stewart

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