SUFFERN, NY--(Marketwire - September 1, 2010) -   Each year, in the spring and the fall, dressbarn honors the contributions that teachers make to the community by hosting an exclusive V.I.P. (Very Indulgent Party) shopping event for them. This year's fall celebration is scheduled for 9/30 through 10/3, and every dressbarn store will host an event on one of those four days.

"Teachers give so much of themselves to our children, and it's a privilege to be able to give something back," says Vivian Behrens, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of dressbarn inc. "We believe that teachers are special, and we want them to feel that way. At our V.I.P. event, we look forward to welcoming teachers with great personal service and fashion tips to help them create a stylish and versatile wardrobe that works as hard as they do. Plus, they'll enjoy 15 percent off their entire purchase." 

dressbarn knows that a teacher's day frequently doesn't end when the school day does. "A teacher's wardrobe often needs to carry her from dawn through dinner, so it needs to be easy-to-wear and versatile enough to look professional in every situation," explains Behrens. "At dressbarn, we feature stylish separates that mix-and-match to stretch wardrobe budgets," adds Behrens. "For example, a light-weight cardigan in one of this fall's hot colors can take a basic dress or a pair of tailored pants from the classroom to a dinner date without missing a fashion step."

dressbarn reminds shoppers that V.I.P. shopping celebrations can be hosted at your local dressbarn anytime. "This special shopping experience is perfect whenever you want to get a group of your friends together and be treated to fashion and fun at affordable prices," Behrens says. "We'll provide up to ten postcard invitations that double as an exclusive discount for each guest and greet your guests with a personalized welcome sign and party favors. In addition, we'll present you with a 25 percent off hostess coupon to say thank you."

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 a division of dressbarn inc (NASDAQ: DBRN), is a leading national women's specialty apparel retailer offering quality casual and career fashion apparel. dressbarn stores carry styles in sizes four to 24, as well as shoes and accessories. As of June 2010, dressbarn inc's three brands operated over 830 dressbarn stores in 47 states, over 750 maurices stores in 44 states, and over 900 Justice stores in 45 states, Puerto Rico, Russia and the Middle East. For more information, please visit