The company, which targets 15- to 25-year-old men and women with staples such as jeans, T-shirts and polo shirts, has 855 stores in the US and Puerto Rico, plus 75 in Canada. It also sells via its website to 42 countries including the UK.
The group runs a sub-brand, Aerie by American Eagle, which offers sleepwear and underwear in the main stores as well as 38 of its own standalones.
In September 2006, the retailer launched casualwear concept Martin + Osa, targeting 28- to 40-year-olds. It currently has 19 stores.
This week, American Eagle Outfitters signed a 25,000sq ft flagship store in Manhattan’s Times Square. The store – the retailer’s largest to date – will have external multimedia signs that rise 25 stories high and cover 15,000sq ft.