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You're nothing if you're not Perfect...
First off, I used to work as an in store model in the London store of Abercrombie and Fitch. I didn't go for the job because i loved the store or the clothes(actually i'd never even been in!), i got scouted and thought i'd have a go as i need some extra money. At the interveiw/casting we had our pictures taken and then sat in a group and were asked questions. One of which was "why do you think diversity is important in the work place?"i answered the question and didn't give it another thought until I got the job and went for the training day. We sat in a small room waiting to start and i look around. Every single girl in the room was over 5'8", thin and gorgeous. Every guy was muscular tanned and very attractive. As the day went on and the rules came out it got more and more clear that they didn't want even the tinest bit of diversity. They have a mold and the expect you to stick to it. Everyday before you work you are checked by the "visual" team. If they deem you unfit to take the floor, you get put in the stock room underground. I completely agree with some of the people saying "it's just a store! let people wear what they want!" but at the end of the day it's not. It's a brand image that makes kids believe you're nothing if you're not perfect.
by Cassie A July 04, 2009
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A retail line where if they suddenly decided that breathing wasn't cool, half the people in this world, especially the preps, would die.
Wow, that article on Abercrombie and Fitch is so cool..that anorexic girl is having unprotected sex on a snowy mountain while riding an elk!
by kewltrunkz January 13, 2005
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A popular clothing store usually more trendy than is fashionable(but then again, fashion is subjective). Villified by some, and loved equally by others. Lovers are usually characterized by various stereotypes including "preps", "jocks", "cheerleaders" and being "popular" and claims that the brand is "stylish". They say that haters are jealous because they can afford $75 jeans while forgetting that fact that designer denim(which cost upwards of more than $100) is more fashionable and highly regarded than mall jeans. Haters on the other hand are characterized by various stereotypes of various countercultures including, but not limited to "goths", "emos", "skaters", "punks" and "being different". They often consider AnF as sheep clothing, claim that preps who wear them aren't really real preps in the traditional sense while completely forgetting that words change and goth used to mean the barbarians of Western Europe, etc, etc.

Both sides should stop taking this thing so seriously, all of them(that should include me and I should not have added this entry because that makes me no different from any of you), are all sheeps of thier respective "cultures". Both are walking stereotypes and are no different from each other.

Incorporate AnF into your wartdrobe. It wouldnt hurt, maybe just your ego. But at the same time, don't just wear AnF exclusively. You look cheap, go buy some real designer stuff, not some mass produced crap all the time.
I wear raw denim and people don't know what it is so I feel better about myself because I am oh so cool. But only I know it. ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH and Hot Topic have some interesting clothes but not all and I love browsing there and taunt the sheeps in my head to make me feel better about myself.
by franzie August 28, 2006
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Overpriced clothing, no different from any other cotton shirt or denim jeans. A company that is trying to sell a pathetic image while brainwashing teens into slapping down $60 bucks for a shirt. Is there some kind of "special material" or "quality" that these shirts have? No, foolhearted children, its just the big fat aberslobby logo that was crudely stamped on by the same malaysian sweatshop worker who made my shirts that I found for 7 bucks. If you think that you feel more comforable in some rags that scream "look at me, I'm rich and pay 60 bucks for a shirt" then you are quite a materialistic person. The store's always blast a thumpin' beat that disgraces any kind of music. They wouldn't want to play anything that would "turn away" any A&F mind jobs and their daddy's fat wallets. Notice all the people that shop there all fit the same type of mold. Rich, materialsitic, dumb, blonde girls, and rich, prep/fag, "popular" guys. I guess all of the money that A&F has been sapping from teens has been put into very good marketing, To bad it wasn't accutually going into making a better product, in to which it should be.
Clueless Blonde:"Hey girls lets go to abercrombie and fitch, my dad just gave me 450 dollars, I can get the 2 new shirts I wanted!"
Materialistic Friends:"Yay!"
A&F Employee/Male Model:"Hey ladies theres a sale on jean marked down to only 129.99!"

Fag1:"I need to go to A&F and spend lots of money"
Fag2:"What did you say?"
Fag1:"I need to go to A&F"
Fag2:"No you didn't, what was that last part?"
Fag1:"Like whateva, girlfriend, you be trippin'"
by TheManofKen January 06, 2005
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a store that either people like or dont like. there is no middle ground on the matter. everyone says its over priced and it is, but what store in the mall isnt over priced. get real. gotta rake in the cash.
girl: these abercrombie jeans make my ass look totally sexy .... 70 dollars well spent!
by val February 05, 2005
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Abercrombie and Fitch started out as a hunting, fishing, safari, camping,and outdoor store in New York City in the 1800's. It was originally Abercrombie, but eventually David Abercrombie partnered with a man named Ezra Fitch,a regular customer and lawyer, thus forming Abercrombie and Fitch. Over the years, Abercrombie and Fitch became one of the nations largest sporting goods suppliers, in fact, it even outfitted Charles Lindbergh for his historic flight across the Atlantic in 1927. In 1978, Abercrombie is bought by Oshman's sporting goods. In 1988 it was sold to another company,The Limited. By this time, it had become the Abercrombie that we know today, selling clothing. It became a dormant company for a few years and then was spun off from The Limited and became it's own company again, Abercrombie and Fitch. It made a come back and became popular nationwide. Today Abercrombie and Fitch owns several other clothing companies, Hollister Co.,Abercrombie(the kids version of Abercrombie and Fitch), and Ruehl 925, a small clothing store based in New York City's Greenwich village. It is slowly expanding into several other cities.
Today A&F has 363 Abercrombie and Fitch stores,176 Abercrombie stores,249 Hollister Co. stores, 4 Ruehl 925 stores, making a tottal of 792 tottal stores across 4 brands.
Soon it will be opening 3 more Ruehl 925 stores.
Cool Guy: I love A&F!
Hott Chick: I know, now let's make out! PAssionatly!
by bluestorm100 March 22, 2005
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Brand of clothing that is popular among high school jocks, college frat kids and other unpretentious people.

Hipsters and emo fans hate it because the conformity and perceived airheaded-ness of Abercrombie shoppers reminds them of what they try to avoid becoming, but end up as anyway.
Abercrombie and Fitch is apart of a form of clothing style that is sucessful because it doesn't completely revolve around a music genre, thus causing all the scene kiddies to revile this type of clothing.

Abercrombie shoppers may not be the most original or stylish people in the world, but neither are you.

Note: I don't wear Abercrombie; I just find that bashing people's preference in clothing to be shallow and petty. Wear what you want.
by Rat Mama March 28, 2005
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