American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) is an American clothing and accessories retailer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1977 by Mark and Jerry Silverman as a subsidiary of Retail Ventures, Inc., a company which also owned and operated Silverman’s Menswear. The Silvermans sold their ownership interests in 1991.
The brand targets 15- to 25-year-old males and females, with 900+ retail locations in the U.S. and Canada and an online store. On March 16, 2010, American Eagle Outfitters opened its first store in the Middle East at Mirdif City Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Some of the brand’s more popular products are low-rise jeans, polo shirts, graphic T-shirts, henley shirts, boxers and briefs, outerwear, and swimwear.