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Abercrombie is simply a clothing store for privileged teens. The people who wear clothes from Abercrombie are generally rich and extremely good-looking. This clothing line is heavily worn in the Northeast and particulary graces the shores of Long Island and Connecticut, from the ultra-affluent and ultra-posh towns of Garden City and Manhasset on Long Island to the towns of Greenwich and Westport in Connecticut.

People who wear Abercrombie generally think they are better than everyone else, not because they are wearing Abercrombie , but because they simply are rich.

Abercrombie is certainly a target of controversy, particulary because of its lack of racial diversity and the price of its clothes. There definitely are more expensive brands such as Lacoste, Burberry and Ralph Lauren that grace the very same shores of Long Island and Connecticut, but Abercrombie is the only one that gets criticized because of its extrememly in your face advertising. Everyone who wears Abercrombie is advertising for them. Abercrombie is an easy target for criticism, from those who either cannot afford to shop there or those who don't have the body type to look good in their skimpy clothes.

While some people may feel that paying $198 for special "Ezra Fitch" jeans from Abercrombie, or $40 for a t-shirt, or $70 for a button down shirt is completely insane, there are enough people from the Northeast (mostly Long Island and Connecticut) that can afford to pay these prices and do simply to flaunt their wealth, myself being one of these people.
Teen #1 says: Look at that guy all dressed in Abercrombie. My God, his outfit must add up to close to $800 dollars with his $400 jacket, $200 jeans, $70 collared shirt with the collar popped, and $150 cashmere sweater over the shirt.

Teen #2 says: You are mistaken. That shirt is from the "Ezra Fitch" line at Abercrombie. The shirt is not $70, it is $130. Now the outfit is officially close to $1000.

Teen # 1 says: Garden City, definitely lives in Garden City.
by K333 April 20, 2006
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A clothing store that is so expensive that gift certificates make you pay extra for the clothes you buy. The company will, in many cases, "pre-wrinkle" the shirts for you. Jeans can also be purchased with a holes already in them. The clothes feel, oddly enough, like they've already been used.
That kid must be a fag, he's wearing Abercrombie
by CardsMcGwire8 September 15, 2003
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The type of clothing worn by Aberzombies, a peculiar specimin which infest college campuses and upscale suburban high schools across the North American landmass.

Nominally a human being, the Aberzombie is easily identifiable by large advertisements worn on its chest and buttox. It tends to come from wealthy stock, drives an SUV and mates exclusively with other Aberzombies.

The musical taste of the Aberzombie is limited to bands like Dave Matthews and O.A.R. Its SUV is typically emblazoned with a sticker reading "DMB" so as to communicate its bland taste in music to potential mates.

The Aberzombie is not without its natural enemies, however. Most prominent among them are independent thought and a sense of style. The Aberzombie will go to great lengths not to face such horrific ideas, most often by associating only with fellow Aberzombies. In the rare case that it is exposed to outside ideas/free thought, it will utilize its only defense mechanism: complaining that others are envious and simply cannot afford Abercrombie clothing.
Dude, my dad owns a dealership!
by Kim Jong-Il January 12, 2005
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A clothing story that will give you popularity in exchange for your dignity, self-respect, and a shitload of cash. Mommy's little boys and girls shop there to fit an image and to cover up their low self-esteem. This store preys on sexually-deprived horny teenagers. Plus, for girls, abercrombie shirts give you breasts. Abercrombie clothing is a great way to spot a whore - it's quite helpful in judging people. Shit, man, I'm only gonna be a walking billboard if I'm gonna get paid for it...why would I pay to be able to advertise?? WHATS WRONG WITH OUR SOCIETY??
Doug: Hey, DUDE, if I buy this abercrombie shirt...girls will have sex with me.

Ashley: Hey, if i buy this abercrombie shirt...ill go from an A to a C! Then the boys will know I'm E-Z!!!
by PunkRockWhore January 06, 2005
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a secluded place in scotland that hardly anybodies heard of
hey lets go to abercrombie
by strawb April 23, 2005
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A mall store that caters to upper-middle class suburbanites, with brilliant ad campaigns. You may think their clothes are slutty (which some are) or preppy (which most aren't), but in reality their marketing scheme has worked on you, too. Their goal, when they changed from being an outdoors store to a teenage fashion mecca, was to spread the word-and it worked. Everyone knows what Abercrombie is, and whether you like it or not, you are buying into their campaign by acknowledging their existence. If you really hated them, you'd ignore them, and not waste your precious time bitching about their ripped jeans. Sure, it might be a waste of money, but it's not your money, so get over it. And whoever said LLBean was preppy was completely wrong.
So basically, Abercrombie & Fitch is a store where you can buy clothes that may or may not be overpriced, but they are a corporation with brilliant marketing executives. You gotta give them props for that, because they probably make more money than you EVER will.
You only hate it because you can't afford it.
by a.f. May 03, 2005
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A professional sporting goods store - turned - teen couture fantasy established in 1892 by outdoorsman David T. Abercrombie and successful New York lawyer Ezra Fitch.

1. A clothing store that is often the subject of scorn of many "non-conformists." (Can anyone define jealousy?) They sell faux-vintage clothes which, albeit overpriced, are of good quality. Abercrombie and Fitch follow trends, but will always incorporate the "Abercrombie touch" into their products, i.e. having that lived-in, beach-ready feel.

2. Used to describe people who are usually preps and people willing to spend money on image. Wearing Abercrombie anything is an instant status and image booster, because their brand, whether the "non-conformists" like it or not, is linked very closely with having sex appeal. Associated with conformity, but I don't necessarily agree to that: it depends on the person carrying the brand. Contrary to popular belief, owning Abercrombie & Fitch does not mean giving up a sense of style.

3. Used to describe a certain style that Abercrombie has epitomized: an athletic, breezy, all-around American look; Yacht club - meets - varsity vintage - meets - beach party. Since they have a constant theme incorporated into their clothing, most of their pieces work well with any year and any season. More of a lifestyle for the true Abercrombie convert than simply fashion.
1. Let's shop at Abercrombie!
2. She's such an Abercrombie.
3. That's so Abercrombie.
by pailettes February 21, 2005
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A store that is clearly a target for criticism and conformistnonconformist remarks. Its clothing is expensive but is of good quality, and the clothing at abercrombie is not identical to like brands. For example, the marjority of abercrombie's clothes are muscle fit, meaning someone muscular or someone tall and skinny like myself can get an XL shirt that is not excessively wide like its counterpart at American Eagle. Though the clothing style may be preppy you do not need to be a prep to wear it, just as you do not need to be a goth/punk to wear hot topic -they're just clothes you wrap around your naked body. As for the remarks that kids shopping here spend their parent's money, yes you're right KIDS generally do not buy their own clothing, ADULTS do.

To each his/her own, wear the clothing style and brands that best suit you and leave the rest alone.
Hey, look! It's a store called abercrombie which just so happens to be a store. It isn't more or less respectable than any other store!
by sljdasdkskdjksjklkaskds December 22, 2005
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