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People usually relate the store Abercrombie with toned preps. Yes, this is what the company hopes to achieve.
Abercrombie is a store like all others. Its just one of the more upscale mall stores. It's less expensive sister store Hollister targets the West Coast audience. With its bright colors and surf appeal.
Abercrombie on the other hand is designed for the East Coast preps. With a majority of their clothes being navys, gray and whites their motto is casual luxury.
Which it is.
The Chanel of the mall; Abercrombie sells its clothes at a higher price then most other mall stores such as American Eagle and Aeropostale.

Abercrombie also targets a smaller sized audience.
American Eagle and Aeropostale's sizes run bigger and come boxey-er that Abercrombie which makes their clothing long and lean. Many people dislike Abercrombie for just that. But, this is unnecessary. There is no reason to complain about Abercrombie's lack of large sizes and expensive clothes. If you have a problem; just don't shop there.
Many also find it degrading that Abercombie only hires workers that are attractive as their models. This is because they are models in a sense. They're hired not only to provide assistance to customers but to also show those same customers how Abercrombie's clothes look on. They're attractive because the models are attractive.
Because that's what Abercrombie targets.
The college student who is a toned, tanned beauty.
Though, most customers are actually middle and high school students.

Many people don't like Abercombie because of its mentality of wealthy, beautiful preps. Because it is for skinny rich people.
Well, take it somewhere else. Getting angry about a store is stupid. It's not like its really offending you. So maybe you can't shop there because you're too big. Well, they have stores for just big people and nobody gets all pissed at them. It's because people are jealous.

People also think people who shop at Abercrombie are label obsessed. Because they're able to afford 75 dollar jeans with the signature abercrombie design on the back pockets. Or, the moose stitched to each shirt.
Well, maybe they are. People today like identities. Those who shop at Abercrombie do it because they like the way the clothes look and feel; and they're proud of it so they show it off by the Abercrombie emblems. And maybe they are wealthy skinny people. But,just because they are and just because they shop there, doesn't mean they're snobs or think less of those who can't shop there.
Everyone needs to leave Abercrombie and its loyal customers alone. Get a new hobbie.
Maybe you could attack Hot Topic for selling clothes for emo people. Or Torrid for only selling plus sizes.
God, clothes give people identities. And they're about who YOU are.
Each store sells to meet peoples needs.
So please, just leave Abercrombie alone.
Abercrombie & Fitch targets the young, wealthy person who is toned, tan and stylish.
by Grace Sasso January 27, 2008
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1.
A store that was formed in 1892 as a hunting supply/surplus company. Is now a clothing store popular on college campuses and high schools. More expensive than most other clothing stores, (Gap, American Eagle, Old Navy, etc.) yet people still pay for it. Also owns two stores targeted at elementary/middle school-aged kids: abercrombie (all lower case) and Hollister Co., which is supposed to have a California/surfer image. Love it or hate it, it isn't going to go anywhere for a while.
I used to hate this store because everyone wore it, but then I pulled my head out of my ass and realized that they're just clothes.
by Matt April 16, 2005
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A store that makes a majority of it's sales off of near pornographic advertisement and the false promise of higher quality materials in their clothing. A majority of this clothing is made in China and India, while it is designed in the United States. The clothes are very inexpensive to make, as the materials and wages per average item cost around $8.00. Reports of child labor have been proven false by FBI investigations in Southeast Asia, but it has been verified that the labor conditions are harsh, and the average wage of workers has been established at 75% below the national standard. (In other words, $1.29 an hour.) This clothing store is generally associated with the higher classes, but can also be found sported by lower classes, who feel inclined to shop there in order to fit in with those above them on the financial ladder. In summary, the claims of higher quality material and manufacture made by Abercrombie and Fitch are unfounded. People must admit that they are buying a label and simply that. The same is true for A + F's subsidiary company Hollister Co, though Hollister is not under fire for obscene advertisement. Those who choose to shop at Abercrombie or Hollister may do as they wish, however they should not feel entitled to superior treatment as there are millions of people with superior clothing brands who are at this very moment, laughing their asses off at the unfounded arrogance of most A + F shoppers. For those A + F shoppers out there who cant think of these brands, try these on for size: (Armani Exchange, Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, Gianni Versace, Prada, Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Mark Jacobs, Dior, Pucci, Missoni.... and the list goes on. So next time A + F shoppers feel like snubbing someone for wearing less expensive clothing than them, realize that there is always someone better than you, and that they are looking down on you in the exact same way....
A+F Girl/Boy: "Look at that girl in her Wal-Mart capris! Oh my god, I would never even be seen in a Wal-Mart with all that poor trash!"

Armani Girl/Boy: "Look that girl in her abercrombie & fitch capris! What a bunch of jack-ass poor people trying to look rich. I wouldn't be caught dead in one of those crappy stores, I'd probably get mugged or something..."

Prada Girl/Boy: "Look at that girl in her Armani Exchange capris! Thinks she is all bad ass or something! What a stupid dumb-ass, always trying to compete with the truly rich, why cant poor people just admit that they are poor and dress the part?"

See? The list goes on...
by Quarzm Shebaou September 04, 2006
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Clothing Brand.

I don't wear it, but I've got nothing against it.
You pseudo goth whiners need to chill out about labeling people snobs and bitches because the shop at a particular store. I could turn that same logic around and say that everyone who shops at Hot Topic is a talentless, whiny, wanna be rocker. Or emo.
by Hartcore February 27, 2005
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They made thongs for 10 year olds.

Excuse me while I choke on my own vomit.
Why the fuck did Abercrombie & Fitch think 10 year olds would wear thong panties? And what kind of parents actually buy them for their daughters?
by Borat Saghdiyev April 11, 2007
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An overpriced clothing store that markets to young teens and college kids. Most of the clothes are pre wrinkled and torn. For some reason, nothing ever fits right because the store only wants people who are really buff(guys) or twig-like(girls) to wear their clothes. There is often a giant blown up picture of a male model who is not wearing any Abercrombie & Fitch clothes or any clothes at all. The store is so expensive that it even makes me feel bad when my dad buys me something from there.
Guy 1: "Do you like my new Abercrombie & Fitch jeans"?
Guy 2: "Yeah, but they're so torn!"
Guy 1: "I know!, I payed $200 for them."
Guy 2: "Awesome, wanna makeout?"
Guy 1: "Sure!"
by abercrombie sucks July 10, 2008
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A generally overpriced clothing store that sells shirts so thin you can spit through them as well as jeans that are so ripped they look like they could have come out of a dumpster.

If you shop there and weigh over 110 pounds, people will look at you like you're a pudgy freak and you'll develop such a severe eating disorder that you'll end up weighing around sixty five pounds - but hey, you'll look "good."

This store has spawned such abominations as Hollister and "abercrombie" - the kiddie store that sells little lacy thongs for your ten-year-old sister. So cute!

Generally, the guys and chicks that shop there are little trend-followers that will hook onto a style and suckle it until it's as dry as a bone, then move on to the next pathetic trend. They claim A&F has "quality" no other store has, but this is untrue. It is entirely possible to get a nice pair of jeans for, say, thirty dollars, and - here's a novel idea - RIP THEM YOURSELF. Those that shop there often also have an "I'm so much higher-up than you because I can shop as some WASP-y store!" attitude, usually unfounded, as most of those who chose not to shop there are trying not to conform to a cult that will date their closet to "I SHOPPED IN THE 2000s!" Those who shop at stores such as A&F and Hollister are screaming inwardly, "I'm a walking billboard for a fucking clothing store! Go me!" and are generally the poster human beings for birth control.

Not to mention the amount of perfume and cologne sprayed in the air there is enough to send anyone with allergies who shops there into apocalyptic shock, and the clothes you buy there come out smelling like you just got spilled into a dunk-tank full of skunk fumes.

In conclusion, those who shop at Abercrombie & Fitch are dated, smelly billboards. What are you gonna do about it - pop your collar at me?
Abercrombie & Fitch: Dated, nasty-smelling, walking billboard, collar-popping sons of bitches.
by KitsuneMinto August 10, 2007
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Or Aryancrombie and Fitch, is a place where you find the whitest, blondest, fakest people possible working there.

A place where you buy, for about $50, a t-shirt that is thin enough to see through and has been ripped. A lot. Before you buy it and do it yourself. Same for jeans.

A place that makes you laugh at the absurdity of it all.
"Hey guys, look! They're opening up a new Abercrombie & Fitch store!"

"Ooooooooo, Caucasia-wear!! Let's go!!Aryancrombie, here we come!!"
by CMa September 05, 2006
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