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 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 Ditches the Abs, Turns Down the Music, Turns Up the Lights

For years now, Abercrombie & Fitch has been struggling with some bad PR, and lately, profits are down. Time for a change. Turn on the lights. Put away the abs. » 5/22/14 3:40pm 5/22/14 3:40pm

In Act of Desperation, Abercrombie Will Now Sell Plus-Sized Stuff

Let us take a moment to throw back our heads and cackle with full-throated, schadenfreude-infused mirth: Abercrombie & Fitch, that floundering mess of a company whose corporate strategy can best be summed up as "Extremely thin hotties only (no fat people allowed)," is now introducing larger sizes for women because… » 11/07/13 5:40pm 11/07/13 5:40pm

Yes, Abercrombie & Fitch is still doing badly; they're shutting down Gilly Hicks stores and they lost 12% in sales this quarter. Hold onto those A&F t-shirts – they could be collector's items one day. » 11/06/13 4:30pm 11/06/13 4:30pm

Abercrombie's French Stores Accused of Le Discrimination

For years, Abercrombie & Fitch's hiring practices have been under scrutiny. And now, France’s official human rights watchdog organization has set its sights on the retailer, launching an investigation. » 7/25/13 3:30pm 7/25/13 3:30pm

Many Clothing Stores Have Zilch for the Average American Woman

Unless you regularly shop for plus-size clothing, you may not realize how fucking hard it is to find plus-size clothing in stores. This is a big deal, since time and time again, we hear that the average American woman wears a 14 or 16. The size at which "plus" begins. » 6/24/13 5:40pm 6/24/13 5:40pm

Abercrombie's Large Employees Forced to Wear Men's Clothes

Like many apparel stores, Abercrombie & Fitch encourages its employees to dress "on brand." Just as J.Crew wants its employees to sport their quirky prep look and Aeropostale nudges their male staffers to don puka shell necklaces, A&F wanted everyone to wear the brand, from the store floors all the way up to… » 5/30/13 6:40pm 5/30/13 6:40pm

'Fashion Is Incredibly Political When You're Fat,' Says Badass Blogger

Jes Baker of The Militant Baker and these amazing photos was on The Today Show this morning to discuss the mounting controversy caused by Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries comments about who he wants and doesn't want wearing the A&F label. You can read all about it here, but to sum it up quickly, Jeffries wants… » 5/22/13 7:15pm 5/22/13 7:15pm

Surprise, Surprise: Hollister Discriminates Against the Disabled

A federal judge has ruled that Hollister is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Hollister's stores are supposed to resemble Southern California surf shacks. Most Hollister stores in the U.S. feature entrances that are built to look like front porches. Front porches with stairs. And that's where the… » 5/21/13 10:00am 5/21/13 10:00am

Abercrombie's Creepy C.E.O. Has Very Specific Preferences About the…

In the course of an age-discrimination lawsuit brought against Abercrombie & Fitch by a former pilot, the weirdly specific rules governing the care and feeding of C.E.O. Michael Jeffries while on his private jet have become public. And it sure is interesting. » 10/19/12 11:35am 10/19/12 11:35am

Abercrombie & Fitch Is No Longer The Swaddling Cloth of The Popular

Ah, but to remember the racist, sexist, absurdly expensive glory days of Abercrombie & Fitch. Sure, American Eagle was more resonably-priced, and Hollister had that creepily dim lighting that made your mom almost poke her own eye out by walking into a palm frond, but Abercrombie had those bags with the half-naked… » 9/01/12 6:00pm 9/01/12 6:00pm

Abercrombie & Fitch Ditches Sexism for Banality

When we came across a blog post featuring a thrift store Abercrombie & Fitch find — a t-shirt displaying fake books like "Boy-Ology," "(We've Got) Chemistry", and "Art — of Chasing Boys" (GOOD ONE, GUYS) — we wondered what the store's doing to make young women feel inadequate these days. » 8/15/12 5:00pm 8/15/12 5:00pm

Abercrombie Model Files $1 Million Suit For Masturbation Photo Shoot

A former Abercrombie & Fitch employee whom the brand scouted to become a model is now suing over a photo shoot where he says he was directed to masturbate on camera. It's far from the first time Abercrombie has been the target of lawsuits — in recent years it has been fined by the courts for engaging in employee… » 6/18/12 3:15pm 6/18/12 3:15pm

See the Abs of Abercrombie & Fitch Cover 'Call Me Maybe'

You have obviously been sitting around listening to Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous smash hit "Call Me Maybe" on an endless loop, because what else would you possibly do with your time? But be honest: have you also quietly been thinking that what this song really needs is more abs? Like a shit-ton of naked abs? Well,… » 6/14/12 9:15pm 6/14/12 9:15pm

Abercrombie & Fitch Not Quite Ready for a Gay Kiss — Yet

Photographer of young naked people Bruce Weber announced on his official Facebook page that he'd completed four new "Web films" for Abercrombie & Fitch — all of them were wrestling-themed, and one ended with two wrestlers looking into each other's eyes and leaning in for...a full-on dude-on-dude forehead kiss, bro.… » 3/29/12 2:10pm 3/29/12 2:10pm

Tyra Banks Is Now A New York Times Best-Selling Author

Tyra Banks' YA novel Modelland just débuted at number 2 on the New York Times' best-seller list, children's chapter books section. You can read an excerpt — this is the story with the protagonist named Tookie De La Creme, remember — here. [NewNowNext] » 10/10/11 12:55pm 10/10/11 12:55pm

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Abercrombie & Fitch Introduces Padded Bikini Top For Girls

Swimsuit season is just around the corner and Abercrombie & Fitch: Kids knows exactly what you've been looking for and is more than happy to provide you with it: » 3/26/11 3:45pm 3/26/11 3:45pm