Ownership Submission
FORM 3
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
  Pile Mary Jo
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
05/16/2005
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
AEROPOSTALE INC [ARO]
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O AEROPOSTALE, INC., 112 W.34TH STREET
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Sr. VP - Chief Stores Officer
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(Month/Day/Year)
(Street)

NEW YORK, NY 10120
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock 3,850 (1)
D
 

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Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Options   (2) 05/16/2013 Common Stock 7,500 $ 26.16 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Pile Mary Jo
C/O AEROPOSTALE, INC., 112 W.34TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10120
      Sr. VP - Chief Stores Officer  

Signatures

/s/ Mary Jo Pile 05/18/2005
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Of these shares, 3,500 are restricted shares of common stock that will vest three years from grant date of May 16, 2005.
(2) These options vest at 25% per year over four years, from grant date of May 16, 2005.

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