Hollister is a stylish clothing store based on west-coast surfer style. It is NOT based off of the town Hollister, which is far away from any beaches and is known more for paintball and off-roading/motocross etc. Hollister is based off of Hollister Ranch, which is a surf community somewhere in Southern California. People should understand this better, Hollister shirts say So-Cal on them often, Hollister the city is in Northern California.

Hollister is owned by Abercrombie and Fitch. Their clothes are similar in style, but are more reasonably priced. There are people who shop at Hollister but not Abercrombie and Fitch, because Hollister is perhaps even as low as the American Eagle price range.

Their clothes include pre-ripped pants, and faded clothing etc. all are meant to have a worn feeling. There is a reason to buy pre-ripped clothing; designer clothing is meant to stay the way it is forever. Generally speaking, pre-ripped clothing does not become much worse over time, whereas ripping your own clothing you will gradually expand the rips over time. In addition, designer fabric tends to be much more comfortable, cheap Levi's and other brands tend to feel cardboard-ish.

People tend to rag on Hollister and Abercrombie and Fitch because their clothes are higher priced than normal. In my opinion, I felt the same way but I find their clothing to fit much better and feel more comfortable, I would wear one pair of their jeans a couple days in a row if they didn't get dirty. They do sell jeans that are minimally ripped as well. It may seem overpriced, but you can have two pairs of jeans and that will be enough for daily use.
Person A: "Wow it sorta feels like I'm not wearing pants at all! Maybe I should by these? I've never really been in here before but all the guys that shop here get shit from people.."

Person B: "Yeah it's sort of lame but they don't really understand.. It's too bad you know I mean it's not like all the clothes in Hollister are destroyed."
by Darren McInerney July 20, 2006
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A place were you pay 60 dollars for torn Jeans.
Jay- "oh dang I got a great big hole in my jeans"
Ted- "Dang That sucks. How did that happen?"
Jay- "I bought them that way"
Ted- "cool"
by RMJ August 12, 2005
Is an offshoot of Abercrombie & Fitch that sells California-inspired apparel to 14-18 year olds. Hollister’s clothing is similar to A&F’s but is less expensive and more beach/surfer. Stores are usually dark and feature loud blaring music. A great place to find the latest in faded and torn denim.
Look at these great outfits I got at Hollister they were way cheaper than A&F !
by bored2121 August 28, 2005
A magical, beautiful store where confused young suburbanites in landlocked cities across America can spend $200 to sport surfwear, pre-ripped jeans, and cheap, mass-produced "vintage" shirts. Usually occupied by extremely snooty employees distracted by the latest news on who Ashley or Amanda is dating this week.
"OMGZ! i just gotz these hawt jeanz frum Hollister letz go surfn on a pond sumwere. LOLZOL!"
A typical middle-of-nowhere city a little south of the Bay Area in California. Seriously, go look it up on a map. So the next time you have "hollister" stamped on your ass, remember: You're from a hicktown, not a beach!
Girl: "Check out my new Hollister shirt dad!"
Dad: "WTF? Why are you supporting Hollister? And take those pants off, you're 8 years old for god's sake!"
by Jesus Shuttlesworth September 26, 2005
Hollister is a clothes store that is like an abercrombie, but is themed to west coast. They have clothes costing less than abercrombie's but with the same good style. NOTE: Abercrombie and Fitch owns the Hollister Co.
Abercrombie and Hollister are owned by the same company.
by calicheergurl July 29, 2005
A clothing store that is owned by Abercrombie & Fitch. It has a "West Coast feel" and is actually a great store. It targets teenagers and recruits good looking college kids to work.

I do understand some hate it and think its a cult, but I worked at one and the people are amazing and it actually is exactly what the haters say. An overpriced place to buy torn jeans, but hey here's a thought...why not buy the non torn jeans for $30 and do it yourself like most of the workers do at the store.

The clothing is of better quality than most the of the stores out there and is cheaper than A&F.

AND its not only for white people, I am hispanic and worked there and we had blacks and asains there too!
person 1 "Where did you get those great fitting jeans?"
person 2 "Oh at Hollister"
person 1 "You paid 100 dollars for jeans?!?"
person 2 "NO I paid 30 dollars...haha"
by robledo February 11, 2006
Like Abercrombie & Fitch but more eco-friendly; Hollister realizes you can conserve energy because people don't need the lights on to shop.
Bev: Hey!, Jo look at this grey shirt I just got at Hollister!
Jo: Ummm... Bev, that's white.
by Stacey Vegas August 23, 2010

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