Aeropostale to expand into Mexico

July 02, 2013 - United States Of America

Aeropostale, Inc., a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel for young women and men, announced plans to launch the Aeropostale brand in Mexico through a licensing agreement with Distribuidora Liverpool, S.A. de C.V. ("Liverpool"). 

Aeropostale's expansion plans in Mexico include the opening of branded shop-in-shops in Liverpool department stores across Mexico beginning in Summer 2013, in addition to rolling out standalone stores.  The Company's first standalone store is scheduled to open in Sante Fe Mall in Mexico City in Summer 2013.

Thomas P. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are thrilled to bring the Aeropostale brand to Mexico through both branded shops and standalone stores.  We consider Mexico a pivotal market as we look at our overall global expansion strategy. 

"The Liverpool team possesses incredible insight and experience into the consumer as the operator of Mexico's largest and preeminent department store. We look forward to working with such an established partner to expand the Aeropostale brand into this key market."

Commenting on Aeropostale's launch in Mexico, Graciano Guichard Gonzalez, Commercial Director of Liverpool, stated, "We are excited to capitalize on the popularity and recognition of the Aeropostale brand in Mexico. The Aeropostale brand is a proven cornerstone of the teen apparel market, and we look forward to bringing Aeropostale to Mexico through our vast portfolio of department stores, as well as standalone locations, over the next few years."

About Aeropostale, Inc.

Aeropostale, Inc. is a primarily 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 4 to 12 year-old kids through its P.S. from Aeropostale stores. The Company provides customers with a focused selection of high quality fashion and fashion basics at compelling values in an innovative and exciting store environment.