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Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
Public
Traded as NYSEANF (Class A)
S&P 600 Component
Industry Retail
Founded June 4, 1892; 128 years ago (1892-06-04)
Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Founders David T. Abercrombie
Ezra Fitch
Headquarters ,
U.S.
Number of locations
1,049 (December 2014)
Area served
Worldwide
Products

Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) is an American clothing retailer sold as a lifestyle brand. The company has four brands: the Abercrombie & Fitch brand, abercrombie kids, Hollister Co., and Gilly Hicks.

The company was founded in 1892 in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, by David T. Abercrombie as an outfitter for the elite outdoorsman.

The company also had another brand called RUEHL No.925 which closed in January 2010.

Stores operate in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Denmark, and Japan. It was created by David Abercrombie and Ezra H. Fitch. Abercrombie & Fitch was created in 1892. In this year, David Abercrombie opened the first store in New York City. The company operates 1,049 stores across all three brands.

In an attempt to more effectively reach the brand's ideal "college-age" customer Abercrombie & Fitch opened two campus stores in August 2018.

Its main competitors are Aéropostale and American Eagle Outfitters.

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