Also, Hollister as well as Abercrombie clothes are both comfortable and of extremely high quality, therefore bringing the higher prices (in Abercrombie, that is, Hollister is less expensive). It is business code to highten the prices when the quality goes up, which is why a shirt from WalMart becomes destroyed two weeks after buying due to its lack of good quality. Good quality = higher prices. Its not rocket science.
Person B: "Oh, thanks, I got it from ____ (Abercrombie and Fitch/Hollister)"
Person A: "Oh, their stuff is such crap. Stupid, too small clothes, and way too high priced."
Person B: "Really? Thats odd, seeing as I've had this shirt for about three years, and its just as nice as when I bought it. They have very high quality clothes, hence the higher price range."
Dad: "WTF? Why are you supporting Hollister? And take those pants off, you're 8 years old for god's sake!"
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 2 "Oh at Hollister"
person 1 "You paid 100 dollars for jeans?!?"
person 2 "NO I paid 30 dollars...haha"