Co. has historically expanded its US sq. footage approximately 5-8% or about 3-5 new stores a year to their base of 37 existing stores. In Japan (27% of net sales in FY 99 with 45 stores (which are smaller in volume from US stores), tif will open 2 new and renovate 6 boutiques and expand their flagchip stores in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Other plans include recent opening of store in Mexico City, and a store to be opened in PAris. Remember TIF has always exucuted a planned limited expansion program, to keep its premier reputation in tact. Tif is having an unbelievable year and should keep rolling as Japan and Europe improve economically. Good luck to all Toddddd.