News Release

J. Crew Group, Inc. Announces Earnings Release Date, Conference Call and Webcast for Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Results

August 25, 2011 at 6:57 PM EDT

New York, New York (August 25, 2011) — J. Crew Group, Inc. today announced that the Company will host a conference call to discuss its second quarter fiscal 2011 financial results on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 4:30 pm Eastern Time. The call will be hosted by James S. Scully, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer. The second quarter fiscal 2011 results press release will be issued on the same day and prior to the call.

Investors and analysts interested in participating in the conference call are invited to dial (877) 407-0784 approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the call. The conference call will also be webcast live at A replay of the webcast will remain available for 90 days. A replay of the conference call will be available until 11:59 p.m. ET on September 8, 2011 and can be accessed by dialing (877) 870-5176 and entering conference ID number 377999.

To access the second quarter fiscal 2011 press release and SEC filings, including the second quarter fiscal 2011 10Q please visit the investor relations section of the Company’s website at:

About J.Crew Group, Inc.
J. Crew Group, Inc. is a nationally recognized multi-channel retailer of women's, men's and children's apparel, shoes and accessories. As of August 24, 2011, the Company operates 256 retail stores (including 222 J.Crew retail stores, 10 crewcuts stores and 24 Madewell stores), the J. Crew catalog business, and 92 factory outlet stores. Additionally, certain product, press release and SEC filing information concerning the Company are available at the Company's website

Certain statements herein are "forward-looking statements" made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Company's current expectations or beliefs concerning future events and actual results of operations may differ materially from historical results or current expectations. Any such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including the strength of the economy, changes in the overall level of consumer spending or preferences in apparel, the performance of the Company's products within the prevailing retail environment, trade restrictions, political or financial instability in countries where the Company's goods are manufactured, postal rate increases, paper and printing costs, availability of suitable store locations at appropriate terms and other factors which are set forth in the Company's Form 10-K and in all filings with the SEC made by the Company subsequent to the filing of the Form 10-K. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.