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Sex No Longer Sells for Abercrombie & Fitch: Do You Shop There?

Fergie 2012/08/31 20:00:00
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Abercrombie & Fitch has relied on sex to sell their products since the '90s, and they thrived for years despite facing controversy for selling sexy underwear to 10-year-old girls, and placing pornographic material throughout the store.

But it looks like even the oldest marketing trick in the book can no longer save the retail chain: they've lost a third of their market value and within the next three years will have closed over 250 US stores. Will you miss Abercrombe & Fitch if they end up going out of business? Do you still shop there?

REFINERY29.COM reports:
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  • Kigan 2012/09/01 00:54:00
    No
    Kigan
    +9
    I don't even like walking past the place. I avoid it completely if I can.

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  • ג'סיקה ... Farnsworth 2012/09/02 01:18:02
    ג'סיקה Ihre führer
    +2
    Well most stores seem to hate thin people. I'm size 00 and they're one of the very few places that sell MY size.
  • Farnsworth ג'סיקה ... 2012/09/02 12:28:10
    Farnsworth
    good God, your a tiny little thing.

    But you can be honest with me, your shopping A & F to lord it over the other girls aren't you???
  • Jenni Farnsworth 2012/09/03 08:18:33
    Jenni
    00 isn't that small. Like I said, I'm a one but I can probably fit anywhere from a 00 to a 2. It's really hard to wear clothes bigger than that, because it falls down/too low cut/puckers/makes me look too skinny/too baggy/swallows me up, etc.

    And I get made fun of a lot at school too. In that sense, overweight people are luckier because most people don't make fun of them, but they think they are complementing us when they call us small but really it's insulting. I've been called a walking skeleton, anorexic (not true), and I've been told that I have a hormone imbalance and I should get shots to make myself curvier.
  • Farnsworth Jenni 2012/09/03 12:58:46
    Farnsworth
    I know what small is, my wife wore a 1 when we were married. My youngest daughter wears 2's and 3's and was called stick girl. I just told her she's the luckiest of all our immediate family, being we all are a bit rolly-polly.
  • Jenni Farnsworth 2012/09/03 19:20:14
    Jenni
    Well I hope your daughter is ok, because being bullied or even just teased in school can really mess up ones self esteem. The worst part is, most of these comments were coming from my friends. But I guess there are good and bad parts to being small or big.
  • Farnsworth Jenni 2012/09/04 01:40:31
    Farnsworth
    yeah she didn't like it much, but she can hold her own
  • Htcbm1 2012/09/01 08:49:22
    No
    Htcbm1
    +3
    LOL "I thought it sounded like some sort of ice cream parlor"...
  • ToriLynn:) 2012/09/01 08:10:56
    Yes
    ToriLynn:)
    +1
    i like ae better though
  • Liam 2012/09/01 08:07:35
    No
    Liam
    +2
    When I was 16 I did.
  • LeAnn 2012/09/01 06:49:46
    No
    LeAnn
    +2
    I go to Hollister. Owned by Abercrombie & Fitch, but much cheaper. And some of the clothes are similar enough. Besides, the Abercrombie & Fitch in our mall just closed.
  • S* 2012/09/01 06:41:38
    No
    S*
  • (>*~*)>Zombiecat<(*-*<) 2012/09/01 06:24:18
    No
    (>*~*)>Zombiecat<(*-*<)
    +4
    For one thing their jeans aren't made for girls with asses like mine.... also I'm not paying $100 for the same type of jeans I can get at Old Navy for $30. Overpriced crap that you can buy anywhere else.
  • Anonymo... (>*~*)>... 2012/09/01 11:24:23
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +3
    Amen. They've put a logo on clothes and tripled the price you'd usually buy them at.
  • Cimoc Feiler Naitsabes 2012/09/01 06:21:51
    No
    Cimoc Feiler Naitsabes
    +4
    Why would I waste so much money on clothes?
  • Nameless 2012/09/01 06:04:27
    No
    Nameless
    +3
    I refuse to pay $50 for a t-shirt. I don't care whose name is on it.
  • Invader... Nameless 2012/09/02 06:33:33
    Invader_Xion
    Seriously, I can't even buy a pair of shoes for that much without feeling like I wasted my money ROFL! Only brand I buy is DC hehe.
  • Nameless Invader... 2012/09/02 12:22:56
    Nameless
    +1
    The only time I will spend $50 (or whatever amount) for a t-shirt is when it's a donation to a charity.
  • Diana Nameless 2012/09/02 14:15:14
    Diana
    Have you ever BEEN to one. Look online their clearance t shirts go for 12.90. Lol expensive my ass.
  • Akes88 2012/09/01 06:01:53
    No
    Akes88
    +2
    and i even worked there
  • vinone 2012/09/01 05:53:08
    No
    vinone
    +5
    I try to do the running man when I walk past it but I pass out from the fumes.
  • P. Sturm 2012/09/01 05:49:57
    Yes
    P. Sturm
    +1
    Occasionally.
  • Anne 2012/09/01 05:33:35
    Yes
    Anne
    +2
    I buy stuff from them sometimes, my boyfriend's entire closet is made of their stuff so... yeah. I do go there a lot.
  • Michael 2012/09/01 05:30:58
    No
    Michael
    +1
    overpriced
  • Invader_Xion 2012/09/01 04:58:39 (edited)
    No
    Invader_Xion
    +2
    One must qualify as a "super-douche" in order to be welcome in an A&F; store :D

    Plus, you know what they say ...

    At A&F;, the sex you want, you don't get. The sex you get, you don't want ... ROFL!
  • Cherub 2012/09/01 04:58:34
    No
    Cherub
    +1
    Marketing that sells using sex is just plain stupid. People are going to get tired of it eventually. Selling 10 year olds 'sexy' underwear...? Really?
  • GoatHorns 2012/09/01 04:57:40
    No
    GoatHorns
    +1
    and i don't think i ever have
  • pdt_ski 2012/09/01 04:56:34
    No
    pdt_ski
    +1
    From a GQ guy: they should concentrate on lowering their prices.
  • ZB 2012/09/01 04:36:11
    No
    ZB
    +1
    Not worth the money.
  • Lady Winters 2012/09/01 04:26:59
    No
    Lady Winters
    +2
    never stepped foot in one actually. It smells like bad cologne and the music is awful.
  • Vicereine Killbride 2012/09/01 04:24:08
    Yes
    Vicereine Killbride
    +1
    Meant to click "no". I didn't like their clothes at all, and even if I did, I'm too poor to even buy basic stuff.
  • shadow76 2012/09/01 04:17:20
    No
    shadow76
    +1
    Won't even go in one. I am glad to see they are losing.
  • Rock 2012/09/01 03:49:05
    No
    Rock
    +1
    I think I've gotten too old for AF :( I do still have a pair of AF jeans that fit and that I wear regularly :).
  • Fred Rogers 2012/09/01 03:32:08
    No
    Fred Rogers
    +1
    They might attract more customers if the place didn't smell like a toxic waste dump.
  • ★misfit★ 2012/09/01 03:28:33 (edited)
  • ohsmith ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/09/01 03:18:41
    No
    ohsmith ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +1
    Very small clothes!
  • duns 2012/09/01 02:59:35
    No
    duns
    Too expensive...
  • LaiLaiHart 2012/09/01 02:56:54
    No
    LaiLaiHart
    +2
    i wished sex stop selling everywhere then maybe the worlds idea of beauty would be just that, an idea. Real beauty would already be plastered all over the place, and people would at least have a clue.
  • Anna 2012/09/01 02:50:06
    No
    Anna
    +3
    I don't even know what there clothes look like due to the models lacking them. Why would I waste time going in when I can get a nice sampler of what another store has to offer just by looking at their window display or models?
  • Stevethinks 2012/09/01 02:48:33
    No
    Stevethinks
    +1
    Overpriced and not my style of clothing. Although they certainly loved their selves, didn't they. O, the young people in their adds were sexy enough, but they weren't selling sex, were they. O, well, no loss. They didn't have many customers. Their shop is across form a shop my Daughter likes, so I have gone in while waiting for my Daughter and I was never impressed. And I do buy clothes.
  • us 2012/09/01 02:47:53
    No
    us
    +1
    I liked there cloths but expensive, and you have to be small. What bugs me, people blame Abercombie and Fitch for there cloths, but parents took there kids there, my opinion that store was for high school, college students who worked, and could buy there own cloths, It wasn't meant for parents to take there grade school kids and dress them like they where in high school. I liked there cloths but to high price for me.

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