UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                        Washington, D.C.  20549
                               FORM 10-Q


                        (Mark one)
             X  QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
           OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
           For the quarterly period ended October 29, 1994
                                   
                                   
                                  OR


              TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT
           TO SECTION 13 or 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT
           OF 1934
           For the transition period from _______ to _______


                    Commission file number  0-14678
                                   
                                   
                           ROSS STORES, INC.
        (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


                   Delaware                        94-1390387
       (State or other jurisdiction of          (I.R.S. Employer
        incorporation or organization)           Identification
                                                      No.)
                                                        
   8333 Central Avenue, Newark, California         94560-3433
   (Address of principal executive offices)        (Zip Code)
                                                        
   Registrant's telephone number, including      (510) 505-4400
                  area code
                                                        
    Former name, former address and former            N/A
                 fiscal year,
         if changed since last report.
                                                        



Indicate  by  check  mark whether the registrant  (1)  has  filed  all
reports  required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities
Exchange  Act  of  1934 during the preceding 12 months  (or  for  such
shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports),
and  (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past  90
days.
Yes    X     No

The number of shares of Common Stock, with $.01 par value, outstanding
on November 26, 1994 was 24,307,636.

  


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                    PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION


Item 1.  Financial statements.

<TABLE>
ROSS STORES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
<CAPTION>
($000)                                    October 29, January 29, October 30,
ASSETS                                           1994        1994        1993

<S>                                         <C>         <C>         <C>
                                            (Unaudited)  (Note A)  (Unaudited)
Current Assets
   Cash                                     $  17,384   $  32,307   $ 13,592
   Accounts receivable                         23,755       4,016      6,026
   Merchandise inventory                      327,264     228,929    271,283
   Prepaid expenses and other                  12,870      15,224     11,622
                                              _______     _______    _______ 
         Total Current Assets                 381,273     280,476    302,523

Property and Equipment
   Land and buildings                          23,726      22,502     22,502
   Fixtures and equipment                     134,980     120,493    112,744
   Leasehold improvements                     103,685      89,588     86,324
   Construction-in-progress                     9,080      10,739      4,912
                                              _______     _______    _______
                                              271,471     243,322    226,482
   Less accumulated depreciation 
    and amortization                          115,507      99,170     93,651
                                              _______     _______    _______
                                              155,964     144,152    132,831
Lease rights and other assets                  20,581      12,743     12,940
                                             ________    ________   ________
                                             $557,818    $437,371   $448,294

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current Liabilities
   Accounts payable                          $129,153   $  89,561   $106,069
   Accrued expenses and other                  39,175      43,262     34,167
   Accrued payroll                             19,168      16,202     16,022
   Income taxes payable                         6,102       6,404      4,735
                                              _______     _______    _______
         Total Current Liabilities            193,598     155,429    160,993
Long-term debt                                102,230      33,308     52,864
Deferred income taxes and other liabilities    20,196      20,412     19,724

Stockholders' Equity
   Capital stock                                  243         247        247
   Additional paid-in capital                 122,490     122,073    118,155
   Retained earnings                          119,061     105,902     96,311
                                              _______     _______    _______
                                              241,794     228,222    214,713
                                             ________    ________   ________
                                             $557,818    $437,371   $448,294
</TABLE>

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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<TABLE>
                                   
ROSS STORES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

<CAPTION>
                                                Three Months Ended         Nine Months Ended
                                              October 29,  October 30,  October 29, October 30,
($000 except per share data, unaudited)              1994         1993        1994         1993
<S>                                              <C>          <C>         <C>          <C>

Sales                                            $294,960     $262,244    $871,464     $777,761

Costs and Expenses

  Cost of goods sold and occupancy                214,910      190,746     632,448      563,850
  General, selling and administrative              64,626       57,730     188,695      169,291
  Depreciation and amortization                     6,127        5,160      17,418       15,016
  Interest                                          1,234          631       2,748        2,049
  Insurance proceeds                              (10,412)           0     (10,412)           0
                                                  _______      _______     ________     _______ 
                                                  276,485      254,267     830,897      750,206

Earnings before taxes                              18,475        7,977      40,567       27,555
Provision for taxes on earnings                     7,390        3,191      16,227       11,022
                                                  _______       ______     _______       ______
Net earning                                       $11,085       $4,786     $24,340      $16,533

Net earnings per share:

  Primary                                            $.45         $.19        $.98         $.64

  Fully diluted                                      $.45         $.19        $.98         $.64

Weighted average shares outstanding:

  Primary                                          24,570       25,516      24,776       25,898

  Fully diluted                                    24,570       25,593       24,799      25,966

Stores open at end of period                                                    276         243
</TABLE>

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.



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<TABLE>
ROSS STORES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
<CAPTION>
   
                                                             Nine Months Ended
                                                        October 29, October 30,
($000, unaudited)                                             1994         1993
<S>                                                        <C>         <C>

Cash flows from operating activities
  Net earnings                                             $24,340     $ 16,533
  Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to 
     net cash used in operating activities:
  Depreciation and amortization of property 
    and equipment                                           17,418       15,016
  Other amortization                                         3,725        7,267
  Change in current assets and current liabilities:
     (Increase) in merchandise inventory                   (98,335)     (50,235)
     (Increase) in other current assets - net              (17,388)      (5,744)
     Increase in accounts payable                           40,821       10,338
     Increase (decrease) in other current liabilities - net  5,259       (4,421)
  Other                                                     (7,449)       2,509
                                                           ________      _______
     Net cash used in operating activities                 (31,609)      (8,737)

Cash flows from investing activities
  Additions to property and equipment                      (36,943)     (23,387)
                                                           _______      ________
     Net cash used in investing activities                 (36,943)     (23,387)

Cash flows from financing activities
  Borrowing under line of credit agreement                  42,100       19,500
  Proceeds (repayment) of long-term debt                    26,778         (203)
  Issuance of common stock related to stock plan             1,290          680
  Repurchase of common stock                               (12,855)     (14,718)
  Dividends paid                                            (3,684)           0
                                                            ______        _____
     Net cash provided by financing activities              53,629        5,259
                                                           _______      ________
Net (decrease) in cash                                     (14,923)     (26,865)
  Cash
     Beginning of year                                      32,307       40,457
                                                           _______      _______
     End of quarter                                        $17,384      $13,592

</TABLE>

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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         NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
                                   
   Three and Nine Months Ended October 29, 1994 and October 30, 1993
                              (Unaudited)


Note A - Basis of Presentation

The  accompanying  unaudited condensed consolidated interim  financial
statements have been prepared from the records of the company  without
audit  and,  in  the  opinion of management, include  all  adjustments
(consisting  of only normal recurring accruals) necessary  to  present
fairly  the  financial position at October 29, 1994  and  October  30,
1993;  the interim results of operations for the three and nine months
ended  October 29, 1994 and October 30, 1993; and statements  of  cash
flows  for  the nine months then ended.  The balance sheet at  January
29,  1994,  presented  herein,  has  been  derived  from  the  audited
financial statements of the company for the fiscal year then ended.

Accounting policies followed by the company are described in Note A to
the  audited  consolidated financial statements for  the  fiscal  year
ended  January 29, 1994.  Certain information and footnote disclosures
normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance  with
generally  accepted  accounting  principles  have  been  condensed  or
omitted  for purposes of the condensed consolidated interim  financial
statements.   The condensed consolidated interim financial  statements
should  be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial
statements,  including notes thereto, for the year ended  January  29,
1994.

The  results of operations for the three and nine month periods herein
presented are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected
for the full year.

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements at October 29,
1994  and  October  30, 1993, and for the three and nine  months  then
ended  have  been  reviewed,  prior to  filing,  by  the  registrant's
independent  accountants whose report covering  their  review  of  the
financial statements is included in this report on page 6.


Note B - Statements of Cash Flows Supplemental Disclosures

Total cash paid for interest and income taxes is as follows:

                                           Nine Months Ended
                                        October 29, October 30,
($000, unaudited)                              1994       1993

   Interest                                  $2,715    $ 2,028
   Income Taxes                             $16,528     17,531


Note C - Business Interruption Insurance Proceeds

During  the third quarter, the company recorded $10.4 million in  pre-
tax  income  from the settlement agreement with its insurance  carrier
for claims related to the impact on business during the first half  of
1994  that resulted from the roof collapse of its distribution  center
in  Carlisle,  Pennsylvania in March 1994.  These  insurance  proceeds
were received in November 1994.

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INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS' REVIEW REPORT


Board of Directors and Stockholders of Ross Stores, Inc.
Newark, California

We  have  reviewed  the  accompanying condensed  consolidated  balance
sheets of Ross Stores, Inc. (the "company") as of October 29, 1994 and
October 30, 1993 and the related condensed consolidated statements  of
earnings for the three-month periods and nine-month periods then ended
and cash flows for the nine-month periods then ended.  These condensed
consolidated  financial  statements  are  the  responsibility  of  the
company's management.

We  conducted our reviews in accordance with standards established  by
the  American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  A review  of
interim   financial  information  consists  principally  of   applying
analytical  procedures  to financial data,  and  making  inquiries  of
persons  responsible  for  financial and accounting  matters.   It  is
substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with
generally accepted auditing standards, the objective of which  is  the
expression of an opinion regarding the financial statements taken as a
whole.  Accordingly, we do not express such an opinion.

Based  on  our reviews, we are not aware of any material modifications
that   should  be  made  to  such  condensed  consolidated   financial
statements  for  them  to  be in conformity  with  generally  accepted
accounting principles.

We  have  previously  audited, in accordance with  generally  accepted
auditing  standards, the consolidated balance sheet  of  Ross  Stores,
Inc.  as  of January 29, 1994, and the related consolidated statements
of  earnings, stockholders' equity, and cash flows for the  year  then
ended  (not presented herein); and in our report dated March 11, 1994,
we  expressed  an unqualified opinion on those consolidated  financial
statements.   In  our  opinion,  the  information  set  forth  in  the
accompanying  condensed consolidated balance sheet as of  January  29,
1994  is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation  to  the
consolidated balance sheet from which it has been derived.


Deloitte & Touche LLP
San Francisco, CA


November 18, 1994



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I
tem  2.   Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition
           and Results of Operations.


Stores and General

As  of  October 29, 1994 and October 30, 1993, the company operated  a
total  of  276 stores and 243 stores, respectively.  Accordingly,  the
results of operations for the three and nine months ended October  29,
1994,  over  the  same periods last year, reflect an increase  in  the
level of operations which was due to the greater number of open stores
during  the current period as well as an increase in comparable  store
sales.


Results of Operations

Sales

During the three and nine month periods ended October 29, 1994,  sales
were  $295  million  and $871 million, respectively,  an  increase  of
approximately  $33  million  and $94 million  over  the  corresponding
periods  last year. For the three and nine month periods ended October
29,  1994,  comparable store sales increased 1% and 3%,  respectively,
from the same periods of the prior year.

Costs and Expenses

Cost of goods sold and occupancy as a percentage of sales was 73%  for
both  the three and nine month periods ended October 29, 1994 compared
to  73%  and 72% for the same periods of 1993.  The increase  for  the
nine  months  ended  October  29,  1994  was  due  primarily  to  more
competitive   initial  prices  partially  offset  by  slightly   lower
markdowns as a percent of sales.

General, selling and administrative expenses as a percentage of  sales
were  22% for both the three and nine month periods ended October  29,
1994 which was the  same percentage for the comparable periods of  the
prior year.

During  the  third  quarter,  the company entered  into  a  settlement
agreement with its insurance carrier for claims related to the  impact
on  business during the first half of 1994 that resulted from the roof
collapse of its distribution center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in March
1994.   As  a result, net earnings for the 13 weeks ended October  29,
1994  totaled  $11.1  million, or $.45 per share, including  after-tax
income  of  approximately $6.3 million, or $.25 per share, from  these
insurance  proceeds.   Net  earnings without  the  insurance  proceeds
totaled  $4.8 million, or $.20 per share, compared to net earnings  of
$4.8  million, or $.19 per share, for the 13 weeks ended  October  30,
1993.   The  insurance proceeds from the settlement  are  included  in
accounts  receivable at the end of the third quarter and were received
in November 1994.

Taxes on Earnings

The  company's effective tax rate for the third quarter  of  1994  and
1993  was  40%.   The  rate  for both periods reflects  the  applicable
statutory tax rates.


Liquidity and Capital Resources

The primary uses of cash during the first nine months of 1994 were for
an   increase   in  merchandise  inventory  partially  offset   by   a
corresponding  increase in accounts payable, capital expenditures  for
new  stores  and improvements to existing locations and the completion
of  the company's stock repurchase program.  The increase in inventory
was  due to the addition of 33 new stores during the first nine months
as  well  as  a planned increase in packaway merchandise. The  company
also completed its stock repurchase program, purchasing a total of two
million  shares  of  its  common stock  since  February  1993  for  an
aggregate  purchase price of $30.4 million.  The company  believes  it
can  fund  its  capital needs for the remainder  of  the  fiscal  year
through  internally generated cash, trade credit and established  bank
lines and lease financing.



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                     PART II.  OTHER INFORMATION



Item 6.  Exhibits and Reports on Form 8-K

(a)  Exhibits

  3.1 Certificate  of  Incorporation, as amended,  incorporated  by
      reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registration Statement  on  Form
      8-B  (the  "Form 8-B") filed September 1, 1989 by  Ross  Stores,
      Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Ross Stores").

  3.2 Amended  Bylaws,  dated  August  25,  1994,  incorporated  by
      reference  to Exhibit 3.2 to the Form 10-Q filed by Ross  Stores
      for its quarter ended July 30, 1994.

 10.1 Agreement  of  Lease,  dated November  24,  1986,  for  Ross
      Stores'  corporate  headquarters  and  distribution  center   in
      Newark,  CA,  incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5  to  the
      Form 8-B.

 10.2 Amended  and Restated Credit Agreement, dated  November  23,
      1992,   among   Ross   Stores,  Wells   Fargo   Bank,   National
      Association,  Bank  of  America, N.T.  &  S.A.,  Nationsbank  of
      Texas, N.A., and Banque Nationale de Paris ("Banks"); and  Wells
      Fargo   Bank,   National  Association,  as  agent   for   Banks,
      incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.9 to the 1992 Form  10-K
      filed  by Ross Stores for its year ended January 30, 1993 ("1992
      Form 10-K").

 10.3 First  Amendment to Amended and Restated  Credit  Agreement,
      entered  into as of February 5, 1993, by and among Ross  Stores,
      Banks  and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as agent  for
      Banks,  incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.10 to  the  1992
      Form 10-K.

 10.4 Revolving  Credit Agreement, dated July 31,  1993,  among
      Ross  Stores,  Banks and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association,
      as  agent for Banks, incorporated by reference to Exhibit  10.17
      to  the  Form  10-Q filed by Ross Stores for its  quarter  ended
      July 31, 1993.

 10.5 First Amendment to Revolving Credit Agreement, effective  on
      July  31, 1994, by and among Ross Stores, Banks and Wells  Fargo
      Bank, National Association, as agent for Banks, incorporated  by
      reference to Exhibit 10.5 to the Form 10-Q filed by Ross  Stores
      for its quarter ended July 30, 1994.

 10.6 Credit  Agreement, dated as of June  22,  1994,  among  Ross
      Stores,  Bank of America National Trust and Savings  Association
      as  Agent,  the  Industrial Bank of Japan as  Co-Agent  and  the
      other  financial  institutions party  thereto,  incorporated  by
      reference to Exhibit 10.6 to the Form 10-Q filed by Ross  Stores
      for its quarter ended July 30, 1994.

      Management Contracts and Compensatory Plans (Exhibits 10.7 - 10.17)

 10.7 Ross   Stores  1992  Stock  Option  Plan,  incorporated   by
      reference to Exhibit 19.1 to the Form 10-Q filed by Ross  Stores
      for its quarter ended August 1, 1992.

 10.8 Third  Amended  and  Restated  Ross  Stores  Employee  Stock
      Purchase Plan, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 19.2 to  the
      Form  10-Q filed by Ross Stores for its quarter ended August  1,
      1992.

 10.9 Third  Amended  and  Restated Ross  Stores  1988  Restricted
      Stock  Plan,  incorporated by reference to Exhibit 19.3  to  the
      Form  10-Q filed by Ross Stores for its quarter ended August  1,
      1992.

10.10 1991  Outside Directors Stock Option Plan, incorporated  by
      reference to Exhibit 10.13 to the 1991 Form 10-K filed  by  Ross
      Stores for its year ended February 1, 1992.

10.11 Ross Stores Executive Medical Plan, incorporated  by
      reference to Exhibit 10.13 to the 1993 Form 10-K filed  by  Ross
      Stores for its year ended January 29, 1994 ("1993 Form 10-K").


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10.12 Third   Amended   and  Restated   Ross   Stores   Executive
      Supplemental  Retirement  Plan,  incorporated  by  reference  to
      Exhibit 10.14 to the 1993 Form 10-K.

10.13 Ross  Stores  Non-Qualified  Deferred  Compensation   Plan,
      incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.15 to the 1993 Form  10-K.

10.14 Ross  Stores Incentive Compensation Plan,  incorporated  by
      reference to Exhibit 10.16 to the 1993 Form 10-K.

10.15 Employment Agreement between Ross Stores, Inc.  and  Norman
      A.  Ferber,  effective  as  of June  8,  1994,  incorporated  by
      reference  to  Exhibit  10.15 to the Form  10-Q  filed  by  Ross
      Stores for its quarter ended July 30, 1994.

10.16 Employment Agreement between Ross Stores and  Melvin
      A.  Wilmore,  effective  as of March 15, 1994,  incorporated  by
      reference  to  Exhibit  10.20 to the Form  10-Q  filed  by  Ross
      Stores for its quarter ended April 30, 1994.

10.17 Consulting  Agreement between Ross  Stores  and  Stuart  G.
      Moldaw,  effective  as  of  March  12,  1993,  incorporated   by
      reference  to  Exhibit  10.16 to the Form  10-Q  filed  by  Ross
      Stores for its quarter ended July 31, 1993.

11    Statement re: Computation of Per Share Earnings.

15    Letter re: Unaudited Interim Financial Information.

27    Financial Data Schedule (submitted for SEC use only)

(b)  Reports on Form 8-K

              None.


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                              SIGNATURES







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange  Act  of
1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed by
the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.





                                     ROSS STORES, INC.
                                         Registrant





Date:  December 9, 1994               /s/ John M. Vuko
                              John M. Vuko, Senior Vice President, Controller
                              and Principal Accounting Officer










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                           INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit
Number          Exhibit

  3.1     Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, incorporated by
          reference  to  Exhibit 3.1 to the Registration Statement  on
          Form  8-B (the "Form 8-B") filed September 1, 1989  by  Ross
          Stores, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Ross Stores").

  3.2     Amended  Bylaws, dated August 25, 1994,  incorporated  by
          reference  to  Exhibit 3.2 to the Form 10-Q  filed  by  Ross
          Stores for its quarter ended July 30, 1994.

 10.1     Agreement  of Lease, dated November 24, 1986,  for  Ross
          Stores'  corporate headquarters and distribution  center  in
          Newark, CA, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5 to the
          Form 8-B.

 10.2     Amended  and Restated Credit Agreement,  dated  November
          23,  1992,  among  Ross Stores, Wells Fargo  Bank,  National
          Association,  Bank of America, N.T. & S.A.,  Nationsbank  of
          Texas,  N.A.,  and Banque Nationale de Paris ("Banks");  and
          Wells  Fargo Bank, National Association, as agent for Banks,
          incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.9 to the  1992  Form
          10-K  filed  by Ross Stores for its year ended  January  30,
          1993 ("1992 Form 10-K").

 10.3     First  Amendment  to Amended  and  Restated  Credit
          Agreement, entered into as of February 5, 1993, by and among
          Ross   Stores,   Banks  and  Wells  Fargo   Bank,   National
          Association,  as agent for Banks, incorporated by  reference
          to Exhibit 10.10 to the 1992 Form 10-K.

 10.4     Revolving  Credit  Agreement, dated  July 31,  1993,
          among  Ross  Stores,  Banks and Wells Fargo  Bank,  National
          Association,  as agent for Banks, incorporated by  reference
          to  Exhibit 10.17 to the Form 10-Q filed by Ross Stores  for
          its quarter ended July 31, 1993.

 10.5     First Amendment to Revolving Credit Agreement, effective
          on  July 31, 1994, by and among Ross Stores, Banks and Wells
          Fargo  Bank,  National  Association,  as  agent  for  Banks,
          incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5 to the  Form  10-Q
          filed by Ross Stores for its quarter ended July 30, 1994.

 10.6     Credit Agreement, dated as of June 22, 1994, among  Ross
          Stores,   Bank  of  America  National  Trust   and   Savings
          Association  as Agent, the Industrial Bank of Japan  as  Co-
          Agent  and  the other financial institutions party  thereto,
          incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.6 to the  Form  10-Q
          filed by Ross Stores for its quarter ended July 30, 1994.

          Management Contracts and Compensatory Plans (Exhibits 10.7 - 10.17)

 10.7     Ross  Stores  1992  Stock Option Plan,  incorporated  by
          reference  to  Exhibit 19.1 to the Form 10-Q filed  by  Ross
          Stores for its quarter ended August 1, 1992.

 10.8     Third  Amended and Restated Ross Stores  Employee  Stock
          Purchase Plan, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 19.2  to
          the  Form  10-Q  filed by Ross Stores for its quarter  ended
          August 1, 1992.

 10.9     Third  Amended and Restated Ross Stores 1988  Restricted
          Stock Plan, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 19.3 to the
          Form  10-Q filed by Ross Stores for its quarter ended August
          1, 1992.

 10.10    1991  Outside Directors Stock Option Plan, incorporated
          by reference to Exhibit 10.13 to the 1991 Form 10-K filed by
          Ross Stores for its year ended February 1, 1992.

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Exhibit
Number          Exhibit


 10.11    Ross  Stores  Executive Medical Plan,  incorporated  by
          reference  to Exhibit 10.13 to the 1993 Form 10-K  filed  by
          Ross  Stores for its year ended January 29, 1994 ("1993 Form
          10-K").

 10.12    Third  Amended  and  Restated  Ross  Stores   Executive
          Supplemental  Retirement Plan, incorporated by reference  to
          Exhibit 10.14 to the 1993 Form 10-K.

 10.13    Ross  Stores Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation  Plan,
          incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.15 to the 1993  Form
          10-K.

 10.14    Ross  Stores Incentive Compensation Plan,  incorporated
          by reference to Exhibit 10.16 to the 1993 Form 10-K.

 10.15    Employment Agreement between Ross Stores and Norman  A.
          Ferber,  effective  as  of  June 8,  1994,  incorporated  by
          reference  to Exhibit 10.15 to the Form 10-Q filed  by  Ross
          Stores for its quarter ended July 30, 1994.

 10.16    Employment Agreement between Ross Stores and Melvin  A.
          Wilmore,  effective  as of March 15,  1994  incorporated  by
          reference  to Exhibit 10.20 to the Form 10-Q filed  by  Ross
          Stores for its quarter ended April 30, 1994.

 10.17    Consulting Agreement between Ross Stores and Stuart  G.
          Moldaw,  effective  as  of March 12, 1993,  incorporated  by
          reference  to Exhibit 10.16 to the Form 10-Q filed  by  Ross
          Stores for its quarter ended July 31, 1993.

 11       Statement re:  Computation of Per Share Earnings.

 15       Letter re: Unaudited Interim Financial Information.

 27       Financial Data Schedule (submitted for SEC use only)













                                                  EXHIBIT 11


                           ROSS STORES, INC.
               ________________________________________
           STATEMENT RE:  COMPUTATION OF EARNINGS PER SHARE
           (Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                      Three Months Ended
                                            October 29, 1994       October 30,1993
                                         Primary  Fully Diluted  Primary  Fully Diluted
<S>                                      <C>          <C>        <C>        <C>

Net earnings                             $11,085      $11,085    $4,786     $4,786

Weighted average shares outstanding:
   Common shares                          24,343       24,343    25,119     25,124

Common equivalent shares:
   Stock options                             227          227       397        469

Weighted average common and common
equivalent shares outstanding             24,570       24,570    25,516     25,593

   Earnings per common and common
   equivalent share                         $.45         $.45      $.19       $.19

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                                                  Nine Months Ended
                                            October 29, 1994       October 30,1993
                                         Primary  Fully Diluted  Primary  Fully Diluted
<S>                                      <C>          <C>       <C>        <C>

Net earnings                             $24,340      $24,340   $16,533    $16,533

Weighted average shares outstanding:
   Common shares                          24,543       24,543    25,399     25,442

Common equivalent shares:
   Stock options                             233          256       499        524

Weighted average common and common
equivalent shares outstanding             24,776       24,799    25,898     25,966

   Earnings per common and common
   equivalent share                         $.98         $.98      $.64       $.64

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                                                       EXHIBIT 15





December 8, 1994


Ross Stores, Inc.
Newark, California

We  have  made a review, in accordance with standards established
by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, of the
unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements  of
Ross  Stores,  Inc.  for the three-month and  nine-month  periods
ended October 29, 1994 and October 30, 1993, as indicated in  our
independent accountants' review reports dated November  18,  1994
and  November 24, 1993.  Because we did not perform an audit,  we
expressed no opinion on that information.

We  are  aware  that  our reports referred to above,  which  were
included  in your Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters
ended October 29, 1994 and October 30, 1993, are incorporated  by
reference in Registration Statements Nos. 33-51916, 33-51896, 33-
51898,  33-41415, 33-41413 and 33-29600 of Ross Stores,  Inc.  on
Form S-8.

We  are  also aware that the aforementioned reports, pursuant  to
Rule  436(c) under the Securities Act of 1933, are not considered
a  part of the Registration Statement prepared or certified by an
accountant  or  a report prepared or certified by  an  accountant
within the meaning of Sections 7 and 11 of that Act.


Deloitte & Touche LLP
San Francisco, CA








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