Trans World Entertainment Hosts July 20, 2001, Instore Event With Mariah Carey at FYE Store in Garden City, NY

ALBANY, N.Y., July 19 /PRNewswire/ — On Friday, July 20th, 2001 EMD
artist, Mariah Carey, will be doing an instore appearance at the
Trans World Entertainment (Nasdaq: TWMC) FYE store in Garden City, NY. The
FYE store is located at the Roosevelt Field Mall, 630 Old Country Road, Garden
City, New York, 11530 on the lower level of the mall near Macy’s. Call
516-747-7299 for appearance time.

FYE is excited to announce that we will be receiving the help of Camp
Mariah kids to facilitate the instore. Camp Mariah houses the Fresh Air Fund
Career Awareness Program, which focuses on expanding the education and career
options of New York City adolescents. Young people, ages 12 to 14, make a
commitment for three years in order to participate in the specially designed
education, recreational and camping experience, which takes place at both the
rural camp and in New York City.

FYE will be selling Mariah’s Single, “Loverboy” at the instore appearance,
for $.50 and she will autograph the Single for everyone who purchases the
Single. Trans World is excited to be involved in this instore because if the
“Loverboy” Single reaches #1 on Billboard, Mariah will be the all time number
one seller of #1 Singles in the world.

Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of music and
video products. The Company operates retail stores in 46 states, the District
of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico.

SOURCE Trans World Entertainment

CONTACT: Courtney Bresky of Trans World Entertainment, +1-518-452-1242,
ext. 7121; or Carol Beaugard of The MWW Group, +1-201-507-9500, for Trans
World Entertainment