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J.Crew by-the-sea Opens in Carmel Plaza

October 11, 2006 at 7:32 PM EDT

CARMEL, Calif., Oct 11, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- J.Crew opens their long awaited J.Crew by-the-sea store in Carmel, CA. Located in the Carmel Plaza, the new store will feature the best of J.Crew Women's and Men's collections. J.Crew by-the-sea is a new concept for J.Crew and will be the ultimate seaside boutique.

"Carmel is the perfect seaside town," said Jeff Pfeifle, president of J.Crew. "It's our customers' playground and a natural fit for J.Crew. After the success of our J.Crew at-the-beach store in East Hampton, NY, we wanted to create an equally special resort store for Carmel. J.Crew by-the-sea will carry our favorite selection of men's and women's J.Crew items, including our famous Italian cashmere and beach collection -- tailor-made for the location."

J.Crew by-the-sea will be considered one of J.Crew's top stores, offering the best of the Women's and Men's collections -- including a wide selection of luxurious cashmere, Italian-made shoes and bags, signature Broken-in chinos, and favorite items from the new J.Crew Collection. The store will feature J.Crew's signature bright color palette and beautiful fabrics from the finest mills in Italy. To celebrate the grand opening, J.Crew is giving away a special "Cashmere Care Kit" gift with every purchase of $125 or more, while supplies last.

J.Crew is also introducing Special Services exclusively for the Carmel area, including:

    * Pebble Beach Survival Kit -- Customize a Montauk Tote bag with the best
      weekend essentials: chinos, polos, anything cashmere and even some
      colorful argyle socks to bring a little personality to the course.

    * Lost Luggage Service -- we'll help replace lost or forgotten items and
      even have them delivered right to your hotel door ... whether it's
      something for a night out or a few items for a last-minute weekend away.

    * 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.

                                    J.Crew
                                 Carmel Plaza
                      Ocean at Mission Street, Space 217
                              Carmel, CA  93923
                      Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 11pm - 6pm
                              Ph. 831. 624. 2803

Certain statements about future store openings 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 may differ significantly from current expectations. Any such forward- looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including the availability of suitable store locations and other factors which are set forth in the Company's Form 10-K and in all filings made 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.

SOURCE J.Crew

For more information, to request an interview, or to discuss a TV opportunity, please call Heather Lynch McAuliffe of J.Crew, +1-212-209-2611, fax: +1-212-209-2501, heather.mcauliffe@jcrew.com

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.