77 Hot Metal St.
Pittsburgh, PA, 15203 United States
S&P 400 (March 31, 2013)
#642 in FORTUNE 1000 (May 2013)
It was once a purveyor of outdoor gear, but American Eagle Outfitters now feathers its nest with jeans and polos. The mall-based retailer sells denim and other casual apparel and accessories (sweaters, t-shirts, fleece, outerwear, and accessories) aimed at young men and women ages 15-25. The chain operates more than 1,000 stores in all 50 US states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and now in the Middle East. Virtually all of the company's products bear its private-label brand names: American Eagle Outfitters and aerie. In mid-2012 the company sold its 77kids by american eagle business to Ezrani 2 Corp. Direct sales come from the company's website and its AE magazine, a lifestyle publication that doubles as a catalog.