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American Eagle Outfitters
Type Public
Traded as NYSEAEO
Industry Retail
When it was created 1977; 41 years ago (1977)
Headquarters 77 Hot Metal Street Southside Works, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Number of locations 929 American Eagle Outfitters
148 Aeries
Area served Worldwide
Key people Jay Schottenstein (Chairman and interim CEO)
Things made Apparel, accessories, lingerie, personal care, footwear
Money earned Increase US$3.160 Billion (FY 2011)[1]
Operating income Decrease US$231.1 million (FY 2011)[1]
Net income Increase US$151.7 million (FY 2011)[1]
Total assets Increase US$1.951 billion (FY 2011)[1]
Total equity Increase US$1.417 billion (FY 2011)[1]
Employees 39,600 (Jan 2012)[1]
Website American Eagle Outfitters
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American Eagle Outfitters is an American clothing and accessories retailer, headquartered in the Southside Works Neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1977 by brothers Jerry and Mark Silverman as a subsidiary of Retail Ventures, Inc., a company which also owned and operated Silverman's Menswear. The Silvermans sold their ownership interests in 1991 to Jacob Price of Knoxville, TN.[2] American Eagle Outfitters is the parent company of Aerie and formerly of 77 kids.[1]

The brand targets 15- to 25-year-old males and females, with 911 American Eagle Outfitters stores and 158 Aerie stand-alone stores.[1] In 1977, the first American Eagle Outfitters store opened in Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, Michigan.[3]

Some of the brand's popular products are low-rise jeans, polo shirts, graphic T-shirts, henley shirts, boxers and briefs, outerwear, and swimwear.[4]

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