AEO History

AEO History
The first AE store opens in Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, MI as the destination for the great outdoors.

American Eagle introduces private-label merchandise.

Initial public offering of 2.1 million shares on Nasdaq under “AEOS” symbol.

AE introduces signature denim fit systems offering a fit for everyone.

American Eagle launches its direct-to-consumer website,

American Eagle opens its first flagship store in downtown San Francisco.

and is still growing.

After rapid growth as a true lifestyle brand, AE hits the $1B mark

AE crosses the border with a warm welcome in Canada.

AE hits the Pacific and opens stores in Hawaii.

The iconic eagle appears for the first time.

Something new, an intimates brand just for her.. aerie by American Eagle launches nationwide.

AE is ranked #1 in jean sales by 15-25 year olds, above all other specialty retailers.

AE named the #1 brand college students can’t live without.

AE rings in Spring by moving to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol “AEO”.

AE opens the new corporate campus at 77 Hot Metal Street in Pittsburgh’s historic Southside.

The new kid on the AE block, 77kids debuts online in October 2008.

AE dominates the jean scene with a record 4.2 million pairs of jeans sold during back to school.

AEO lights up Times Square with the new American Eagle flagship store, our largest store with four levels of shopping.

AE kicks of its international expansion with its first store in Dubai, closely followed by stores in Kuwait, Hong Kong, Russia and Shanghai.

77kids serves up fun when it opens its first ever store in Pittsburgh, PA. Long live fun!