A clothing retailer associated most oftentimes with it's primary competitors; American Eagle Outfitters
, Hollister Co.
, and Abercrombie & Fitch
, with regards to teenage apparel. Aeropostale is identified as being the cheapest, price wise, and the youngest of the aforementioned brands, thus being subjected to adopting marketing and advertising techniques from other clothing retailers. Aeropostale is generally either well-received or negatively critiqued amongst teenagers. Many favor their affordable price range and by wearing Aeropostale, feel as though they belong among their social peers. In my opinion, Aeropostale is cheap, immature, juvenile knock-off of other recognized brands. Their clothing provides absolutely no quality whatsoever, their pricing exceeds the value of the clothing, and I personally do not enjoy wearing a gigantic "AERO" all over my torso. It is too pre-pubescent and overall, lack-luster.
I have an Aeropostale located in my local mall. It perturbs me when people wear Aeropostale and think that they are the preppiest kids in our vicinity. What also perturbs me is their advertising techniques. Aeropostale was originally established to attract fourteen through seventeen year-olds, but I always see fully developed adults purchasing products from that store. In general, I dislike Aeropostale throughout all aspects.
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.
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.
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.
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
"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.
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 $35 for a shirt that will fall apart the day you put it in the wash. Aeropostale shirts last for years. SO YOU'RE NOT POOR IF YOU SHOP THERE!!!!
Girl 1: Hey lets go to Aeropostale this weekend.
Girl 2: Ok, then we can buy 2 shirts for like what they charge at Abercrombir for one!!
This store is actually really great, i mean what the fuck why would i wanna spend twice as much money for A & F when you caould spend less for clothes that are the same exact quality!! AE A&F, HCo, Areopostale, THEY ARE ALL MADE IN THE SAME FREAKIN DIRTY ASS COUNTRYS ANYWAY!! Check your A & F tag mine says "made in Turkey" wtf, thats some cheap ass shit, and wtf is with you people and saying poser, what are you all middle school losers?? I have them all, Abercrombie, Hollister, American Eagle, and the honest truth is my Abercrombie shirts fall appart!! They fall appart at the sleeves, 50$ for the god damned shirt and it falls appart!!! I have had the same Aeropostale shirts for years and they have never ever fallen appart like that!! You people talk about how people shop there who cant afford Abercrombie, but thats soo fucking messed up. I dont mean to brag but i have money, my dad ownes a company and my moms a lawyer, and i shop at Aeropostale. You Guys talk about Abercrombie being "The real deal", you want the real deal, go to Armani Exchange, Gucci, etc.. thats the real deal.
Aeropostale is just as nice as all the others if not better!!!