Chico's Chief

Chico’s brand president Cinny Murray has brought her chic sensibility to the 28-year-old retail chain, with vivid prints and bold accessories. Here, a few of her other obsessions.

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My Favorite Things

Mexican folk art and cotton sweaters—that’s mostly what Chico’s carried when it debuted. Now 661 boutiques strong, the chain is helmed by Cinny Murray, a dynamo who appreciates the power of a sexy sandal. Here, 13 things that turn her on, at Chico’s and in life.

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The Beach

"I love the Georgia coast. My husband and I married and honeymooned at the Cloister at Sea Island.”

Photo courtesy of Cinny Murray

Cashiers, North Carolina

"It is beautiful and remote. I have spent my summers there for 45 years.”

Photo courtesy of Cinny Murray

A Silky Shirt from Chico's

"So modern and hip!”


Chico’s polyester blouse, $79;

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Katharine Graham's Autobiography

"She was the first woman to initiate gender equality in publishing.”


Personal History by Katharine Graham, $12;

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Wide Cuffs

"I collect them.”


Chico’s metal and acrylic cuff, $58;

Photo by: Jens Mortensen

Wide Cuffs

Chico’s acrylic cuff, $38;

Photo by: Jens Mortensen

Pink Peonies

"I have always loved them.”

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"Because it’s so romantic.”

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An Animal-Print Bag

"I never travel without it!"


Nancy Gonzalez crocodile and calf-hair handbag, $3,250; Bergdorf Goodman, 212-753-7300

Photo by: Jens Mortensen

Sexy Sandals

"I never travel without them!"


Manolo Blahnik snakeskin sandals, $965;

Photo by: Jens Mortensen

Killer Jeans

"I never travel without them!"


Chico’s cotton blend jeans, $69;

Photo by: Jens Mortensen


"Especially when someone finds them for me.”

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The Perfect Candle

Agraria Bitter Orange Perfume candle, $55;



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First Published March 22, 2011

Share Your Thoughts!


Noelle 04.20.2011

I saw that Chico's carries extended sizes on their website at Sizes now range from 000-4.5 and you can view their size chart to see which size works best for you!

Deidra Buchanan04.19.2011

Chico's doesn't carry larger sizes either! I guess if you're not a medium you can't shop there. I've seen so many things I would have bought if they only came in a 1X or 2X. Too bad!

margot baker04.19.2011

When, oh when, is Chico coming to Toronto Canada??

Why doesn't Chico's carry small sizes? The store is virtually useless for small, slim women.

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