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The American Eagle Outfitters Company sells casual clothing, footwear and accessories. It is owned by the retail holding company Retail Brand Alliance (RBA). RBA also owns Aerie, formerly known as Limited Too.
The brand was created in 1977 when the first store opened in Hialeah, Florida. Since then, there are over 1,000 stores nationwide. From 2000 to 2007, American Eagle has grown rapidly from 667 to 1456 locations. It has continued to expand on a global scale with new stores opening in Canada and Mexico every year since 2009.
American Eagle Outfitters is headquartered in Pittsburgh where it was started at 1887's Shady Avenue location under its original name of "New York Store". They moved to 1609 Penn Avenue in the early 1980s. In 2007, they moved to their current location at 3300 PPG Place after selling Shady's address to rival clothing retailer G by Guess.
American Eagle Outfitters sells men's and women's casual clothing, intimates, accessories, swimwear, jeans, shorts, shirts and sweaters for teen girls and guys aged 14-20 years old. The company also sells structure lingerie under the Aerie badgley mischka BRAVE line. American Eagle launched a brand within a brand called 77kidswhich is an urban fashion line aimed for 7-17 year olds that was sold exclusively at Macy's stores until its departure in 2013.