Aeropostale Inc is a Delaware corporation was originally incorporated as MSS-Delaware, Inc., on September 1, 1995 and on February 1, 2000 changed its name to Aéropostale, Inc. The Company is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories targeting 14 to 17 year-old young women and men through its Aéropostale stores and website and 4 to 12 year-olds through its P.S. from Aéropostale stores and website. The Company provides customers with a selection of fashion and fashion basic merchandise at compelling values in an exciting and customer friendly store environment. The Company is engaged in designing, sourcing, marketing and selling all of its own merchandise, other than in licensed stores. The Company operates in two segments including retail stores and e-commerce; and international licensing. The retail stores and e-commerce segment includes the aggregation of the Aéropostale U.S., Aéropostale Canada, P.S. from Aéropostale and GoJane operating segment. The Company operated approximately 860 stores, consisting of 773 Aéropostale stores in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, 61 Aéropostale stores in Canada, as well as 26 P.S. from Aéropostale stores in 12 states, primarily in off-mall locations. The Company's International licensing segment operated 239 Aéropostale and P.S. from Aéropostale locations in Bahrain, Chile, Colombia, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Panama, Singapore, Turkey, Qatar, And United Arab Emirates. The Company competes with retailers including other specialty stores, department stores, online retailers, mail order retailers and mass merchandisers. Specifically, its Aéropostale brand competes with other teen apparel retailers and P.S. from Aéropostale competes with other children's retailers. The Company through certain of its wholly owned subsidiaries owns principal marks AÉROPOSTALE, AÉRO, 87, P.S. FROM AÉROPOSTALE, P.S.09, LIVE LOVE DREAM and the LLD logo, TOKYO DARLING and BROOKLYN CALLING and other related marks for clothing, a variety of accessories, including bags, belts, socks, hats, footwear and, in many instances, sunglasses, eyewear, home goods and jewelry, and as a service mark for retail services (including online retail services), as well as supporting state registrations for selected marks. The Company's direct marketing business is subject to federal and state laws regarding the collection, maintenance and disclosure of personally identifiable information collected and maintained in its database.