Talk:American Eagle Outfitters

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    • I'm not sure this should be here: "Unlike Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle Outfitters relies less on sexualized advertisements and catalogs, and is generally viewed as more "clean cut" as a brand. Often, their advertisments instead include a teenaged boy and girls laughing with the logo "Live Your Life" underneath it. Yo momma is so fat your such a fatty."
  • The actual Abercrombie clothing catalog doesn't contain anything remotly sexual, the last edition didnt have a picture of a single person in it. Also, Abercrombie doesn't have any form of advertising anymore. No commercials, no paper ads, and no sponsorships or promotions.

I moved the page from "American Eagle (retailer)" to American Eagle Outfitters, the full technical name of the company. A few pages, which were already linking to "American Eagle Outfitters" have been satisfied with other pages linking to the old term having been changed.

Good job with re-doing the article :)

  • I noticed a discrepancy between the entry for American Eagle Outfitters and that of its CEO, Jay L. Schottenstein. The AE entry attributes Schottenstein and others with owning a 14% stake in the company, whereas his personal entry credits him with 26.5%. I'm not knowledgeable on how to go about fixing/annotating these things in wikipedia.

I noticed you said that American Eagle was founded in 1904. Well then, how come all my shirts from American Eagle say 1977 on them. Please either correct that misleading fact, for cite your source... thanks, bosmith319.

This has little to do with the article adrressing: "The companies have each created picture logos to brand several of their products; American Eagle Outfitters' being a landing eagle, Aeropostale's a standing bulldog for boys and butterfly for girls, Abercrombie & Fitch's a standing moose, and Hollister flying seagull. The usage of animals for logos imitates previously established companies such as Polo Ralph Lauren (using a Polo horse) and Lacoste (using a snapping crocodile). Additionally, American Eagle emphasizes on their date of establishment, 1977, in their marketing and design, branding the majority of their products with the date." each one of these pages should have that info, it is irrelevanto to know what lacoste or hollister, firtime introduced here, have for mascots.

That is relevent. Based off the fact that AE didn't always use the "Stylized Eagle" until Abercrombie (and sister company Hollister) started using the Moose. I've also tagged the article as not referencing sourcing. 69.15.176.66 17:53, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Pittsburgh Project Assessment[edit]

Gave rating as B class and as mid importance. Generally reserve high importance ratings for Fortune 500 companies in Pittsburgh. PadreNuestro 02:24, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Labor practices[edit]

Can we add a section about AEO's labor practices in its manufacturing or retail areas? AEO pays their workers crap in the United States and probably in the third world too... 69.248.57.12 14:13, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

I work at American Eagle, and I started off at $7.25/hour. The minimum wage in Wisconsin for minors is $5.90, and adults $6.50. Scottn09 (talk) 13:29, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

AE actually prides itself in paying their suppliers well, which totally undermines the latest "American Vulture" boycott. AE follows standard and contemporary protocol. Retail starts at minimum wage and goes up based on performance with certain exceptions such as previous experience and whatnot. Quixotic Rick 05:55, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

American Eagle shoes are available at Payless Shoes —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.112.21.249 (talkcontribs)

That's actually different. The shoes that they sell at American Eagle are different than the ones at Payless.

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (the official company name) has no affiliation with Payless and its "American Eagle" brand. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.85.56.35 (talk) 16:47, 12 October 2008 (UTC) Quixotic Rick 01:54, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

The chairman section of the intro[edit]

This paragraph is awkward. It mentions a couple of persons and a family that own a total of 14% of AE. Why is this needed in the intro? It seems like the people who are mentioned in the blurb were the people who added it(mostly schottenstein). I'm sure shareholder info has a place in articles but it throws a wrench into the flow of the intro, especially when considering it is simply for vanity. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.78.218.58 (talkcontribs)

Attention[edit]

I'm going to delete a bunch of stuff because it reeks of bias. Based on that, and the horrible grammatical mistakes, I'm going to say this was either written by an employee of AE or a 15-year old. Or both. Riskbreaker927 18:12, 5 October 2007 (UTC) American Eagle can not hire under the age of 17, furthermore, to hire an employee who is 17 years of age, we must have a quota of employees in percentage over the age of 18. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 150.250.119.80 (talk) 15:50, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

B?[edit]

I'm not quite sure why this article received such a high grade. It is not cohesive at all and really doesn't give very much background on the company. If someone had never been to an American Eagle store and they read this article, I'm not quite sure they would have any clue as to what the stores are like. I would try to fix this article but I can't even figure out where to start. Illinois2011 | Talk 00:01, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

I have to agree, unfortunately there is very little material to reference, it's absurd how little there is out there considering the size of the company and its impact. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Irishman76m (talkcontribs) 04:44, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Can someone do something about this?[edit]

I removed a lot of things that just don't belong in wikipedia For example, the word "sportyish" does not exist and "sweetly-sexy" doesn't belong in an encyclopedia of any sort. It's very clear whoever wrote this article, in addition to having not read a single page of the wikipedia policies, has probably not graduated high school, and is more than likely an employee of American Eagle; the edits discussed on this talk page have almost all been undone, notably the "unreferenced" tag. I put that back in as well. Someone needs to completely redo this article with sourcable information (NONE of it is sourced, but I tried to leave in things that are at least somewhat reasonable so that the article isn't a skeleton and so that it doesn't get immediately undone.)

Someone also needs to keep an eye on whoever is undoing these edits, and perhaps disciplinary action is in order. We need to send out the message that Wikipedia is an encylcopedia - not an advertising outlet for your favorite clothing brand.Riskbreaker927 (talk) 20:04, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

icu[edit]

this article needs serious work, it should be as nice as the Abercrombie and Fitch article, and the lawsuit between the companies needs to be covered in addition to a lot of similar content we can us A&F as a model.MYINchile 02:57, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

I agree that the article needs work, although I'm not sure that the ICU tag is appropriate. Is there anything in particular besides the A&F lawsuit that should be included in the article? I personally think some items that are currently here should be removed or modified, such as the detailed introduction about the founding and ownership and the extensive information about the Canadian division that was sold off. I don't have any specific additions to the article, though. Perhaps a look at the current management, structure, and size. DonutLover (talk) 23:02, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
Yes this article definitely needs some work, it is lacking in many areas. I agree with DonutLover that the founding and ownership information is too lengthy, there is no need for all that. The Canadian division is also questionable, but less so than the overly detailed corporate history; I think it however would be useful in a history section should one be created.Irishman76m (talk) 04:34, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Who is the moron?[edit]

Who is the moron who wrote that revenue for AE is $23 Billion. Did you just pull that out of your ass? How has no one done anything about this especially since there is no sources. AE's revenue for 2008 was 3.055 Billion. http://caps.fool.com/Ticker/AEO.aspx?source=ifltnvsnq0000004 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mdamon203 (talkcontribs) 01:00, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Section on Aerie[edit]

There is currently no section devoted to their Aerie sub-brand of intimates and lounge-wear, one needs to be added as it is a significant part of their business. I also would be for a separate page being created for Aerie seeing as rival company A&F's Gilley Hicks has a page devoted to it. I see no reason why the Aerie brand should not have the same. 76.95.151.5 (talk) 20:42, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

There was a section on Aerie. It was short, but I don't know if there was any reason to remove it or not. This is the edit that removed it. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=American_Eagle_Outfitters&diff=263021124&oldid=262938205
If you want to write an article on aerie, you are welcome to do so. I was not able to find a significant amount of information on aerie to be able to write a complete article. DonutLover (talk) 04:45, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
Like you I was unable to find much information on it, so for now I am just going to add a section. Also I have noticed that there is no section heading for the paragraph on the acquisition and later selling of Bluenotes, so unless anyone has any objections I will add that as well.Irishman76m (talk) 02:46, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

"Store" section[edit]

This section has been removed twice over the past week. There are two problems with the version I removed: - It was filled with WP:POV ("bright, airy, attractive") - The sentences about music in the stores were nonsense. 30 dB isn't audible beyond a few inches, and 80 db is like being in the front row of a concert. - The section on scents needs a citation or three. —Preceding unsigned comment added by DonutLover (talkcontribs) 04:42, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

I've removed it several additional times now. I've tried to find verifiable information in this area, but I can't write anything other than conjecture based on the AEO stores I have personally been in. DonutLover (talk) 23:34, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
The fact that there is relatively little cite-able information is probably the main reason that this article isn't better than it is, information is very hard to come by, most of the stuff that turns up in searches is regurgitations of their corporate fact-sheet. Incredible considering how well this company is doing and how popular it is as a brand. Very shoddy PR work on their part I suppose.Irishman76m (talk) 04:40, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

I am an employee and there will be no change in our music systems nor the volume —Preceding unsigned comment added by 150.250.119.80 (talk) 15:55, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

The current revision is much less objectionable. Thanks to 99.233.242.43. DonutLover (talk) 13:28, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

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Can someone please upload the company's sign?--Friends007 15:50, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Middle east???[edit]

Should the part about the chain opening a middle east store perhaps be moved elsewhere in the article rather than in the introductory paragraph? Bkersten275 (talk) 02:37, 22 June 2011 (UTC)