Sunday, December 10, 2006

Survey Time

I've long wondered why views on stores such as American Eagle, Aeropostale, and other shops of that ilk are so polarized. Most people with whom I have discussed the subject either despise them or buy nowhere else. I understand why people would have an aversion to shopping at these places; the twee little eagle that AE sticks on every damn piece of fabric to pass through their stores is terribly overexposed. But the logo does not diminish the quality of the clothing or, indeed, the prettiness. I admit, internet; I have a weakness for American Eagle. Their base palatte of rich, velvety darks is what gets me. Nowhere will you find midnight blues velvetier, or such flawless shades of plum. That's why I only buy their solid color basics, like clingy long sleeved shirts or thin cableknit sweaters. Both of which, by the way, look really great under a boxy blazer. But I digress. Care to share your personal stance on Abercrombie, Hollister, et al? I'm really curious as to what all you fashion bloggers think of this.

8 comments:

*cAt* said...

I love Abercrombie and Hollister. AE is good too.
They are great for building blocks (layers, etc.) of a fashionable outfit or when you just need a day to relax and just wear jeans and a tee.

Anonymous said...

i like abercrombie for basics,not so much hollister or american eagle. ae's materials just seem cheap, and they always rip!

Maddy said...

One of my friends works at American Eagle and she always looks so nice - so well put together - but wouldn;t we all with 40% off? Out of the three I prefer American Eagle - probably becuase I'm not 15. When I am out in a crowd it seems like the 17 and unders are wearing Hollister and Abercrombie. I actually prefer Old Navy - I can shop online and be pretty confident of the fit.

Carissa said...

I threw out all of my AE, Hollister and Abercrombie after seventh grade. The clothes are boring and look tacky; they reek of the putrid scent of Laguna Beach.

Alice said...

I babysit this middle school kid who forced me to go all of these stores to attempt to spend $50, it was unbearable. At every single store it was, "I already have that. And that. I have that in pink and green." Bah!!!

molly said...

i find their stuff to be too generic.

everyone at my school shops there, so i just hit the thrift stores.
value village, whoooo!

dusk&summer said...

I dont think your entire wardrobe should be all american eagle but I don't think you should avoid AE just because alot of people shop there. buy what you like and buy stuff because you like it not just because everyone else does :)

Geisha said...

I don't really care wether everybody shops at a store or nobody does, if I look like a poser or a complete freak- I'm going to wear what I like! It could be a completely vintage THING or an Abercrombie sweater. Nobody should be commenting on what I wear because basically, it's not their problem!