News Release

J.Crew Brings Quality to Madison, Wisconsin and Opens the Ultimate Store at the West Towne Mall ... Just in Time for Holiday Shopping

October 25, 2006 at 10:02 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- J.Crew today opens the long awaited new store in the exclusive West Towne Mall to serve the greater Madison, WI area. This new store features J.Crew's full men's & women's collections, including accessories and the new jewelry collection.

"Madison is the perfect location for us," said Jeff Pfeifle, president of J. Crew. "The family-oriented community and proximity of the university make it a natural fit for J.Crew. Our Madison customers have long shopped us through our catalog and online, and know us for our signature style and quality."

J.Crew's new Madison location will be considered one of its top stores, offering both the men's and women's collections. With a continued focus on quality, the product assortment will feature luxurious fabrics from the top mills in Italy and intricate details like printed silk linings and hand-finished accessories. Savvy Madison shoppers will also enjoy the new store's great selection of our famous quality cashmere for men and women in J.Crew's signature bright color palette. To celebrate the grand opening, J.Crew is giving away a special gift with every purchase of $150 or more, while supplies last.

J.Crew will introduce Special Services exclusively for the Madison area, including:

    * Fall Weekend Getaway Kit -- Fill a Montauk Tote bag with weekend
      essentials: chinos, shearling gloves, hats & scarves, and a cozy
      cashmere sweater for the chilly fall evenings.

    * Complimentary Concierge Service -- have anything you need delivered
      right to your campus or hotel door ... whether it's something for a
      special night out or a last minute weekend getaway.

    * College Discount program -- Calling all college students. Whether
      attending University of Wisconsin or any other college, will receive 10%
      off by showing their school ID.

    * Private Shopping Appointments -- customers are invited to schedule
      private appointments with their Client Specialists to receive one-on-one
      attention while shopping during the day or after hours.

    J.Crew Group, Inc. is a leading retailer of men's and women's apparel,
shoes, and accessories -- original designs offering classic American style
with a twist.

                               West Towne Mall
                        39 West Towne Mall, Space B2A
                              Madison, WI  53719
                    Mon - Saturday 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-6pm
                              Ph. 608. 826. 0920
For more information, to request an interview, or to discuss a TV opportunity,
                   please call Heather McAuliffe at J.Crew.

(ph) 212-209-2611, (fx) 212-209-2501, or email

SOURCE  J.Crew Group, Inc.
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    /CONTACT:  Heather McAuliffe of J.Crew Group, Inc., +1-212-209-2611/
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CO:  J.Crew Group, Inc.
ST:  Wisconsin

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