NEW YORK, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- J.Crew, the iconic American fashion retailer, has announced that starting on March 22nd, it will expand its international distribution from 29 to 107 countries, reaching customers throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and South America; transacting in 41 local currencies. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/55302-j-crew-to-launch-global-e-commerce-107-countries (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120321/MM73705) In the last decade, J.Crew has gained international attention through its dedication to quality, timeless design and world-class customer service. From its partnerships with the finest European mills and fabric houses to its renowned Italian cashmere and impeccably tailored Ludlow suiting, the company has built a loyal following all over the world. "We are on a mission to provide customers around the world with the best-of-the-best - we have created an experience that is equally as rich online as in store and are excited to introduce J.Crew to new customers worldwide," states Millard Drexler, Chairman & CEO of J.Crew Group, Inc. Since 1983, J.Crew has established itself as a retail pioneer with its catalog, which has become an official style guide for many, and the introduction of innovative and successful retail concepts both on and offline. J.Crew stands apart from other retailers by leading their international growth with e-commerce first, allowing customers exclusive access to its entire collection (women's, men's, and children's) around the clock, anywhere and everywhere. The next phase in the company's expansion plans will include opening specialty stores in select markets in Europe and Asia over the next several years. To celebrate the global launch, J.Crew will be offering its international customers (outside of North America) an introductory offer including free shipping and returns as well as duty-free shopping for a limited time. J.Crew's e-commerce global presence is enabled by FiftyOne, the market leader in global e-commerce.