News Release

J.Crew Group Appoints David House to the Board of Directors

July 23, 2007 at 7:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- J.Crew Group, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: JCG) today announced that David House has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective July 25, 2007, and will serve on its Audit Committee.

Mr. House, 57, was previously at American Express Company from 1993 to 2006 where he most recently served as Group President of the Global Network, Establishment Services, Travelers Cheques and Prepaid Services businesses.

Millard Drexler, J.Crew's Chairman and CEO said, "We are pleased to welcome David to our Board. When it comes to building long-term customer relationships, David is an expert. His accomplishments and success in a variety of business environments make him especially well-suited for our Board of Directors."

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 June 30, 2007, the Company operates 186 retail stores, 53 factory outlet stores, the J. Crew catalog business, and Additionally, certain product, press release and SEC filing information concerning the Company are available at the Company's website

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CONTACT: James Scully, Chief Financial Officer, J.Crew Group, Inc.,
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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.