Businessweek Depicts Abercrombie & Fitch as an Old Shirtless Man

Much has been written in recent years about the decline of Abercrombie & Fitch. The retailer has gone from producing the must-wear apparel of teens to a company desperately trying to convince people they're cool. So what better way to represent their age issues than to depict them as a shirtless man wearing A&F jeans… » 1/22/15 11:10am 1/22/15 11:10am

Abercrombie Stocks Surge After Creepy Old CEO Announces His Retirement

Mike Jeffries, the 68-year-old CEO of Abercrombie who famously geared his brand towards "the cool, popular kids" and then tried really hard to be one, announced today he will step down from his post. Immediately, Abercrombie stocks went up by 7%, presumably because investors know that his weirdo mandate to go after… » 12/09/14 12:50pm 12/09/14 12:50pm

Abercrombie Drops the Bullshit About Its 'Ivy League Heritage'

Abercrombie & Fitch was once the hottest thing going in high schools across these fifty, nifty United States. Lately, though, American teens aren't interested in paying so much as a basket of overripe plums for some tattered A&F jeans. That's got the company doing some soul-searching about its #brand #identity. » 6/10/14 4:00pm 6/10/14 4:00pm

Abercrombie Declares 'Unnatural' Hairstyles Like, Totally Unacceptable

Last week, Abercrombie announced to its army of cologne-encrusted employees a new crackdown in the company's oft ridiculed appearance guidelines. Gone are the days of creative coiffage, of chunky highlights and ombres; now any and all haircuts and styles must appear "natural" or else you run the risk of getting… » 9/05/13 2:15pm 9/05/13 2:15pm

Abercrombie Doesn't Want Gross Fat People Wearing Their Clothes

The good folks at Abercrombie & Fitch, it appears, have so little interest in taking fat people's money, they don't even make women's sizes above L or pants above a size 10. Because, you know, why would they? Think of what it would do for the brand! Everybody knows that fat people are all dowdy frumps with no fashion… » 5/03/13 6:20pm 5/03/13 6:20pm

No, Abercrombie Isn't Selling 'N***** Brown' Pants

We received multiple tips today with links to an online store that calls itself the Abercrombie & Fitch Outlet, to a product in the store called "N***** Brown Pants." Using a racial slur as a youthful, carefree, and edgy touch in a product name would be a totally fucked up, racist thing for Abercrombie to do — if the… » 3/22/12 4:45pm 3/22/12 4:45pm

Juliette Lewis's Strange Career Trajectory From Crooner To Clothing…

  • Juliette Lewis and her band, The Licks, are the new face of Costume National's spring advertising campaign. We'd much prefer it if the brand was being shilled by the rap group "Tha Liks," also known as "Tha Alkaholiks," but whatev. [WWD, sub req'd]
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