Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

American Eagle confirms UK launch

US retailer American Eagle Outfitters has confirmed it will open its first UK stores this autumn, initially in three shopping centres, as revealed by Drapers earlier this month.

The stores will open at Bluewater in Kent, Westfield London and Westfield Stratford.

Bluewater co-owner Lend Lease said American Eagle had taken a 4,818 sq ft unit. The two Westfield units are thought to be about 10,000 sq ft each.

The Westfield stores will include shop-in-shops selling lingerie sub-brand Aerie.

Simon Nankervis, executive vice president of Americas and global country licensing at American Eagle, said he was confident the two brands would do well in the UK.

“We see a tremendous global appetite for American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie and believe our presence in three of the most popular shopping destinations in England will provide great exposure for us in this significant new market,” he said. “We are focused on profitably scaling our international growth and believe American Eagle will have great traction in the UK.”

American Eagle has more than 1,000 stores in the US, Canada, Mexico, China and Hong Kong, and through its website ships to 81 countries worldwide. It also has 82 franchise stores.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.