It is completely unrealistic for people to be judged on their clothes or their belongings.

do you think it makes someone a better friend to be rich?
-even if so, if someone shops at expensive stores does it make them rich?
Sometimes someone might be dirt poor, but their parents spend loads of money on them and they are really spoiled.
abercrombie, hollister, and ae are thought to be so fabulous or whatever right?
well i mean i shop their too! But y is aeropostale sometimes considered a prep wannabe store
Let me give some background information about myself: my dad owns a private company and is a founder for some of the engineering found in your computer. my mother is a heart surgeon. and we live in a 2.5 million dollar house. not that this matters, but i'm trying to prove a point about the stores that we shop in.

i'll go to all these "high end" stores like abercrombie or w/e and buy some stuff.

but if you want to know real high end, take a look at where my parents and their friends shop; gucci and saks 5th avenue.

personally aeropostale is one of my favorite stores actually beating hollister and abercrombie and ae, because of the actual things that they have.
it's a place where i can actually get some shorts that follow dress code and aren't half way up my butt.
so when i'm at harvard, and all these sluts only money come from prostitution you let me know which path you would have rather taken.

i know it is probably a bit of an exaggeration, but the point is that someone who shops at aero is not necessarily a wannabe or a prep. people are individual and shop where they like the clothes and the clothes match their personality.

what i do hate are the posers who shop at aero for only the tees that have the brand name or w/e because they think that it earns them some kindof social status.

i could easily afford those even higher end stores, but choose not to. i don't feel like wasting money, but rather getting clothes that i like more.

my dad gives me a 100,000 to spend every year on whatever i like, but instead of buying all these pointless overpriced things and material stuff, i choose to invest my money in wise stocks.

I ABSOLUTELY have nothing against abercrombie, hollister, and AE. they are some of my favorite stores.
but i would rather people judge me on my inside, and thats y most of my peers have no idea i'm rich.

these things are pointless or redundant; but what i'm saying is that just based on where people shop, doesn't mean you can place a label on them

all you super "preps" out there. call me a wannabe if you like, or call that girl you don't know one-- but you never know who they really are.
the girl-next-door: omg - we should totally go shopping at abercrombie this weekend!

Me: ya sure. we should hit aeropostale 2!

the girl next door : ewwww. shop there. that place is for wannabes! don't shop there you not poor or can't afford the higher end stuff.

me: i know. but i would rather go there and get something i like and be able to have people judge me for who i am.

the girl next door: SURE! lemme know when you wanna hang out. we're still buds no matter what.
by Stayrealbuddy! May 13, 2009
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First I just want to say if people have nothing to do then bash Aeropostale then maybe you should go get a life. Second how can you say Aeropostale is a store for prep wannabes when that’s basically what A&F and AE are. Although you can find many preppy items at these stores they are not preppy. The real prep brands are Polo Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, IZOD, Lily Pulitzer, Brooks Brothers, Patagonia, etca. Being preppy is not going to Abercrombie and buying a $40 XS shirt that makes you look like a skank it’s about dressing nicely and being classic and conservative. Aeropostale is just another teen retailer that sells stylish clothes for good prices.
Aeropostale is a clothing store for teens that offers good quality and style for lower prices than A&F and AE.
by bored2121 July 07, 2005
Despite the juvenile monkeys and butterflies, Aeropostale has good quality clothing for half the price of American Eagle or Abercrombie and Fitch. It is, by no means, a 'wannabe prep store'; it is a store for people who like their fashionable and comfortable aparrel and have more sense than to waste money on a worse quality, over-priced Abercrombie shirt. Just because someone shops at Aeropostale doesn't mean they are too poor to afford clothes elsewhere, it just means that they are excersizing some practicality in the way of clothes-buying instead of spending frivilously like the majority of today's youth.
Stephanie: Want to go to Aeropostale today?
Courtney: No way, that store is for like wannabes who like can't afford Abercrombie like us but still want to be all like cool and stuff.
Stephanie: Yeah, I guess you're right.

The truth of the matter is that these girls are developing superior attitudes to those who merely want comfortable clothes that will not make them fall into debt. For them, evidently, money grows on trees, so they have nothing to worry about. However, not all people are this fortunate and would rather save their money for a more important cause and will settle for cute, appropriate clothes.
by liquidd May 13, 2006
An affordable prep store with nice clothes at good prices

I'm sick and tired of all you people bashing aeropostale just because it is the cheapest of the prep stores. I shop at aeropostale and have some shirts from ae. I can't stand to have to listen to you kids say that hollister and a and f are so much better just because they cost more. i mean why the hell would i want to go to a and f and spend $50 on a single shirt when i could go to aero and get 5 for that same price. i don't know about you but i like getting the most out of my money. also all you people talk about how a and f and hollister are made out of higher quality materials. give me a break, none of you people have any idea of what a high quality material is and you know it. do me a favor and take a look at the tag in your $50 shirt and tell me what it says. i bet you its made out of cotton and the shirt was probably made in tailand with all the rest of the shirts made by everyone else. so just because you spend more money on shits than me doesn't make any better of a person than i am and you think it does than that is really sad and you need to get a life. if all you kids do is bash aero all day than you are really the pathetic ones because you have nothing better to do with your lives.
Aeropostale and you people need to accept it, just because the other stores are more expensive doesn't make them better and you people need to realize that.
by ryan033 April 07, 2006
"I Love My Daddy"
My daughters wear these shirts and when I asked them what it means they have no idea. As their father I thought it important that I should understand what it means since they wear so many of these shirts so I looked it up online and found no meaningful definition. Since so many people wear these clothes and they look nice the word should have a meaningful definition so I've created one. From now on, Aéropostale now means "I Love My Daddy".
I know my daughters love me because they are always wearing their Aéropostale shirts.
by oibeachnc September 11, 2008
Apparently not prep, but more of a Prep Lite. (I'd never be able to tell the difference, but whatevs. :))

It's not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Not exactly my style, but it's got some cute shirts, especially if you're into pastels and glittery cartoon turtles. I'm not, but there's no accounting for taste.
Girl wearing chalk yellow babydoll t-shirt with an abominably cute monkey holding glittery yellow bananas: Guess where I went shopping today?
Clueless guy: ...Hot Topic?
by Lady Chevalier June 07, 2005
Aeropostale an awesome store that is ALOT cheaper than Abercrombie. (I have nothing against Abercrombie tho except that they are pretty expensive) If you shop there it doesn't mean you're a poser, or you're poser, it means you've got taste but you're not going to pay $35 for a shirt that will fall apart the day you put it in the wash. Aeropostale shirts last for years. SO YOU'RE NOT POOR IF YOU SHOP THERE!!!!
Girl 1: Hey lets go to Aeropostale this weekend.
Girl 2: Ok, then we can buy 2 shirts for like what they charge at Abercrombir for one!!
by ~*Cait99*~ April 15, 2006

1. a group or "flock" of preps who share similar values and over pay for brightly coloured clothing bearing the "aeropostale" logo. they are occasionally seen wearing other brand names such as holister or abercrombie. aeropostales can usually be found around the volleyball court, flirting with teachers, listening to radio music or flinching at dirty jokes
"Look, there go the aeropostales!"

"Woah, they exist outside the mall?!"

"I guess daddy's credit card got cancelled"
by David Berkowitz :) May 25, 2009
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