Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO), a mall-based specialty retailer of casual and active apparel for young women and men announced today that it has opened its first "P.S. from Aeropostale" store in the Palisades Mall in West Nyack, New York. The Company plans to open approximately nine additional stores, primarily in the New York metropolitan area, during fiscal 2009, as well as an e-commerce site at http://www.ps4u.com.

    The new P.S. from Aeropostale(TM) brand offers trend-right merchandise at compelling values for girls and boys ages seven to twelve. "We are very pleased with the opening of our first P.S. from Aeropostale," said Julian R. Geiger Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aeropostale, Inc. "We are thrilled to be able to offer the elementary school student a brand they can call their own."

    The P.S. from Aeropostale store provides an experience that is cool for kids and enjoyable for parents. "P.S. is a fresh addition to the mall. "We believe that the brand will be loved by kids and endorsed by mom," concluded Mr. Geiger.

    About Aeropostale, Inc.

    Aeropostale, Inc.(R) is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting 14 to 17 year-old young women and men through its Aeropostale stores and 7 to 12 year-old kids through its P.S. from Aeropostale(TM) stores. The Company provides customers with a focused selection of high-quality, active-oriented, fashion and fashion basic merchandise at compelling values. Aeropostale(R) maintains control over its proprietary brands by designing, sourcing, marketing and selling all of its own merchandise. Aeropostale(R) products can only be purchased in its Aeropostale stores and online at
http://www.aeropostale.com. P.S. from Aeropostale(TM) products can be purchased in P.S. from Aeropostale stores and will be available online at http://www.ps4u.com. The Company currently operates 881 Aeropostale stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico, 34 Aeropostale stores in Canada and 1 P.S. from Aeropostale store in 1 state.

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