NEW YORK, May 05, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- New York City-based teen retailer Aeropostale announced today
their plans to roll out stores in Puerto Rico and the opening of its
first Puerto Rico store at Plaza Carolina in Carolina. The remainder
of the initial roll out will occur in the weeks following at Plaza Las
Americas in San Juan, and in the latter part of the year, at The Prime
Outlet Puerto Rico in Barcelonesa.
"We're excited to be expanding Aeropostale in Puerto Rico," says
Tom Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, Aeropostale. "We feel Puerto
Rico is the natural next step as we continue to connect with our core
customer, young men and women." The company plans to open an estimated
10 to 12 additional stores by 2010.
Puerto Rico is Aeropostale's second expansion outside the United
States. In 2007, Aeropostale opened 15 stores in Canada.
"The energy of the teens in Puerto Rico mixed with our excitement
for being here, will prove the right fit," says Johnson, "With the
anticipation of the opening growing, as well as the company's success
in the United Sates, we know Aeropostale will becomes a teen favorite
in Puerto Rico."
The openings will be supported through an integrated marketing
effort. Some of these efforts include outdoor advertising, in-mall
marketing, radio remotes, and in-store grand opening giveaways.
Aeropostale offers trend-right clothing at compelling value for
teens and young adults. Each Aeropostale store carries both men and
women's apparel and a full range of accessories.
Aeropostale currently operates 825 stores in the United States and
Canada as well as having an e-commerce site, aeropostale.com since
2005. The first Aeropostale store was opened in 1987.
For more information on Aeropostale and its Puerto Rico launch
please visit aeropostale.com.
About Aeropostale, Inc.
Aeropostale, Inc. is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual
apparel and accessories, principally targeting 14 to 17 year-old young
women and men. The company provides customers with a focused selection
of high-quality, active-oriented, fashion and fashion basic
merchandise at compelling values. Aeropostale maintains control over
its proprietary brands by designing, sourcing, marketing and selling
all of its own merchandise. Aeropostale products can only be purchased
in its stores or on-line through its e-commerce website
SOURCE: Aeropostale, Inc.
Quinn Solomon, 646-452-1820
Public Relations Manager