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Aeropostale Inc : Aeropostale Launches Exclusive Collection With Bethany Mota

12/06/2013 | 01:24pm US/Eastern

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeropostale, Inc., a specialty retailer of casual apparel for young women and men, today announced its partnership with social media starlet Bethany Mota to launch The Bethany Mota Collection, available in stores this holiday season. The inaugural Bethany Mota Collection will launch December 8th exclusively in Aeropostale stores nationwide and on Aeropostale.com. The collection is planned to continue throughout next year.

Ranging from $5-$78, the first Bethany Mota Collection will consist of apparel, accessories and jewelry; each piece intricately designed by Bethany to reflect her own style merged with that of her fans.

"The collection was inspired by a variety of factors," says Bethany. "I definitely infused my personal style into each piece, but I am a teenager so my style changes all the time! My viewers had a lot to do with the designs too. They are always tweeting me photos of what they're wearing and what they like, so it was helpful to see what they were looking for in that aspect."

"We are thrilled to partner with Bethany on her first-ever design collection," says Emilia Fabricant, Executive Vice President, at Aeropostale. "She has a keen eye for fashion, is a social media phenomenon, and is a wonderful role model. She connects with the teen girl and has been an Aeropostale customer herself for years. With that in mind, she is a natural fit for the brand."

"I am excited to partner with Aeropostale for my very own collection," Bethany continues. "It was a great experience to be able to work with them. Not only did I get to design an entire fashion line, but I got to do it at a great price point with quality clothes, both of which are very important to me."

At just 18 years old, Bethany Mota has established herself as a power player in the social media world. Over the course of four years, she has grown her following to just under four million YouTube subscribers, 300 million video views, nearly one million dedicated Twitter followers and almost two million Instagram followers. Her charismatic personality and unique eye for popular trends helped earn her a loyal following of teens; and since her announcement to fans, the collaboration has been the most anticipated collection of the holiday season.

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. 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 Aeropostale® stores and online at www.aeropostale.com. P.S. from Aeropostale® products can be purchased in P.S. from Aeropostale® stores and online at www.ps4u.com and www.aeropostale.com. The Company currently operates 902 Aeropostale® stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico, 79 Aeropostale stores in Canada and 151 P.S. from Aeropostale® stores in 31 states and Puerto Rico. In addition, pursuant to various licensing agreements, our licensees currently operate 88 Aeropostale® locations and one Aeropostale® and P.S. from Aeropostale® store in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. On November 13, 2012, Aeropostale, Inc. acquired substantially all of the assets of online women's fashion footwear and apparel retailer GoJane.com, Inc. Based in Ontario, California, GoJane.com focuses primarily on fashion footwear, with a select offering of contemporary apparel and other accessories.

SPECIAL NOTE: THIS PRESS RELEASE AND ORAL STATEMENTS MADE FROM TIME TO TIME BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COMPANY CONTAIN CERTAIN "FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS" MADE IN RELIANCE UPON THE SAFE HARBOR PROVISIONS OF SECTION 27A OF THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, AND SECTION 21E OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS AMENDED, CONCERNING EXPECTATIONS FOR SALES, STORE OPENINGS, GROSS MARGINS, EXPENSES, STRATEGIC DIRECTION AND EARNINGS. ACTUAL RESULTS MIGHT DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE PROJECTED IN THE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS. AMONG THE FACTORS THAT COULD CAUSE ACTUAL RESULTS TO MATERIALLY DIFFER INCLUDE, CHANGES IN THE COMPETITIVE MARKETPLACE, INCLUDING THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW PRODUCTS OR PRICING CHANGES BY OUR COMPETITORS, CHANGES IN THE ECONOMY AND OTHER EVENTS LEADING TO A REDUCTION IN DISCRETIONARY CONSUMER SPENDING; SEASONALITY; RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH CHANGES IN SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND OTHER CONDITIONS AND THE POSSIBLE ADVERSE IMPACT OF CHANGES IN IMPORT RESTRICTIONS; RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH UNCERTAINTY RELATING TO THE COMPANY'S ABILITY TO IMPLEMENT ITS GROWTH STRATEGIES, AS WELL AS THE OTHER RISK FACTORS SET FORTH IN THE COMPANY'S FORM 10-K AND QUARTERLY REPORTS ON FORM 10-Q, FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION. THE COMPANY UNDERTAKES NO OBLIGATION TO UPDATE OR REVISE ANY FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS TO REFLECT SUBSEQUENT EVENTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES.

Company Contact:
Christine Miller, Public Relations
(646) 364-0517 or cmiller@aeropostale.com

Media Contact:
Jessica Freeman-Henderson, Alison Brod Public Relations
(212) 230-1800 or jessica@alisonbrodpr.com

SOURCE Aeropostale, Inc.

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