The company plans to open 43 new J. Crew Stores, five Madewells,10 Crewcuts shop-in-shops and two to three freestanding Crewcuts.Among the new stores will be a small temporary men's shop in NewYork City's Tribeca neighborhood and a small women's-only unit onthe Upper East Side.

"We deal with it [the economic environment] as it is," saidMillard Drexler, J. Crew's Chairman and CEO. "We're not cuttingback because we're not doing anything frivolous."

Madewell is still considered experimental, and has changeddramatically in its one-year existence, Drexler added.

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