Abercrombie and Fitch was THE store to buy anything- Be it a toothbrush or a foot stool. However, overtime, the sales slowly dropped and Abercrombie and Fitch went into a Regression. Around 1996 I believe Abercrombie & Fitch was bought out by a Bigger clothing manufacturer, and started producing clothes. Their sales sky rocketed, and have been up ever since.
In current times, Abercrombie and Fitch is the drinking pool for Popular, rich american youth. From items priced at $9.90 to $198.00, you can pretty much find anything; Flip flops, jeans, shirts, colonge, hell- even backpacks and postcards.
Subjected to Ridicule, most people fail to see the point of Abercrombie and Fitch. Yes, it sells pre-ripped jeans and faded shirts, because that is the current style.
No, they have not always sold ripped jeans, but they have people working around the clock to follow trends. People who whine and complain about Abercrombie usually cannot afford or access the store, so they poke fun at it.
However, they are completely ignorant and oblivious to such Brands as D&G, and A|X, which ACTUALLY sell T-shirts for $100.
So, let people who love Abercrombie simply love Abercrombie. Speaking from personal opinion, i made the switch from Surf clothes and such to Abercrombie because of the comfort and durability.
So, I leave you with this ancient proverb.
"Buy cheap, get cheap."
p.s. for those who banter "stop shopping at Abercrombie and go to laCoste" needs to drown. LaCoste, like Abercrombie, is made in Sweat shops, but sells for about $40 more per polo shirt then Abercrombie. But then again, maybe you've never been into Saks Fifth before.
"Where did you get that cute skirt?"
"Oh, it came from abercrombie and fitch."
"You're wearing Abercrombie?! What, did you pay $100 for that shirt?!"
"Uh, no, I payed 15 dollars for it."
"Lolz guyz, letz make fun of dem abercrombie fags lolz"
"yayuh, they payed 100 dollars for ripped jeans."
"hey, want to go buy a trench coat from hot topic? they're onsale for $210"
"Lolz, sure man dat be cheap"
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'"
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.
Hott Chick: I know, now let's make out! PAssionatly!
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 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.
"friend": "yea, i know, look at them all and their expensive clothes, i hate them because they wear them, why can't they be individuals like us...by the way, i like your black shirt and pants, they look just like mine."
Non-A&F Person: Because it's the cool thing to do.