The Jones Group Leverages Millennial Expertise With Launch Of QMack Brand

  The Jones Group Leverages Millennial Expertise With Launch Of QMack Brand  QMack is a New "mix and mack" Uniform for Millennials  Available Exclusively at Macy's Stores and macys.com  PR Newswire  NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2013  NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Jones Group Inc. (NYSE: JNY) today announced the launch of the QMack brand, a new collection focused on the millennial customer exclusively available at Macy's and macys.com. The QMack collection is a wardrobing system that focuses on key items and classic shapes with a girly twist meant to be "mixed and macked" to create the ultimate, effortless uniform.  To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/62723-the-jones-group-inc-q-mack-new-uniform-for-millennials-macys  (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130808/MM60999 )  Inspired by all-American style, QMack also incorporates a global flair by way of Parisian and London influences to create classics with a twist in a multitude of colors and materials, including: go-to blazers, gathered minis, prep school skater skirts, roll sleeve blouses as well as easy dresses and cardigans. The name QMack was inspired by a composite of muses and the classic pieces they wore and then re-imagined to create a modern version for today. Prices range from $29 to $299.  Richard Dickson, President and Chief Executive Officer - Branded Businesses at The Jones Group said: "We are extremely excited to launch QMack, an original concept that we believe will activate and resonate with the millennial customer. The collection leverages and capitalizes on The Jones Group's expertise in the creation and execution of unique brands, and we look forward to working with Macy's exclusively in the launch of QMack."  "Macy's has long been a tremendous partner in promoting and growing new brands and creating meaningful experiences at point of sale with The Jones Group's existing heritage brands," continued Dickson. "When Macy's approached us with the opportunity to create a new brand with a premier placement on Macy's Impulse floor, we saw this as an ideal occasion to combine our respective strengths and appeal to the millennial girl."  The QMack sportswear collection will be featured in 150 Macy's stores and on macys.com. Dedicated shop-in-shops feature a mix of merchandised head-to-toe looks and hero key items accented by the signature QMack green color and iconic Q logo.  "As Macy's unveiled our plan last year to focus more intently on the millennial customer, we engaged some of our key partners to concept and create fresh and exciting brands that could enrich the product selection currently on our floors," said Molly Langenstein, Macy's EVP/GMM, millennial and new business development. "QMack is a great complement to Macy's Impulse department with a look that will take her from office chic to after work."  QMack will be featured in a Macy's advertising campaign in the September issue of Vogue magazine and a full social media launch which includes initiatives on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and programs with influential bloggers.  To learn more about the collection, visit LoveQMack.com or shop online at http://bit.ly/1aSBaXl  About QMack: The QMack collection focuses on key items and classic shapes with a girly twist meant to be "mixed and macked" to create the ultimate effortless wardrobe. Inspired by all-American style, QMack also incorporates a global flair by way of Parisian and London influences to create classics with a twist in a multitude of colors and materials, including: go-to blazers, gathered minis, prep school skater skirts, roll sleeve blouses as well as easy dresses and cardigans. The name QMack was inspired by a composite of muses and the classic pieces they wore and then re-imagined to create a modern version for today. Prices range from $29 to $299.  About The Jones Group Inc.: The Jones Group Inc. (NYSE:JNY) (www.jonesgroupinc.com) is a leading global designer, marketer and wholesaler of over 35 brands with product expertise in apparel, footwear, jeanswear, jewelry and handbags. The Jones Group has a reputation for innovation, excellence in product quality and value, operational execution and talent. The Company also markets directly to consumers through branded specialty retail and outlet stores, through concessions at upscale department stores and through its e-commerce sites.  The Company's internationally recognized brands and licensing agreements (L) include: Nine West, Jones New York, Anne Klein, Kurt Geiger, Rachel Roy (L), Robert Rodriguez, Robbi & Nikki, Stuart Weitzman, Brian Atwood (L), Boutique 9, Easy Spirit, Carvela, Gloria Vanderbilt, l.e.i., Bandolino, Enzo Angiolini, Nine & Co., GLO, Joan & David, Miss KG, Kasper, Energie, Evan-Picone, Le Suit, Mootsies Tootsies, Grane, Erika, Napier, Jessica Simpson (L), Givenchy (L), Judith Jack, Albert Nipon, Pappagallo and Rafe (L).  SOURCE The Jones Group  Contact: Kimberly Flaster, HL Group, 212.529.5533 ext 31800