aerie by American Eagle Announces New Line of Workout Wear

    aerie f.i.t.(TM) Now Available Online at, in aerie
Standalone Stores and Select American Eagle Outfitters Stores

    PITTSBURGH, October 23 /CNW/ - American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:  AEO)
today announced the launch of aerie f.i.t., a new line of fitness and workout
wear designed for the 15- to 25-year-old AE girl. The complete debut
collection is available beginning today on and in the 20
standalone aerie(TM) stores across the country. Twenty-five American Eagle(TM)
stores with aerie shops will also carry the full collection.

    "Working out is important to our aerie customer, so offering a fitness
line is a natural way to complete her lifestyle," said Betsy Schumacher, chief
merchandising officer for aerie by American Eagle. "aerie f.i.t. combines fun,
inspiration and technical performance in a way that's unique in the

    aerie f.i.t. (fun, inspirational, technical) includes a variety of
exercise clothing and accessories including pants, leggings, shorts, sports
bras, Ts, tanks, hoodies, wind stoppers, vests, caps and headbands. Each piece
is designed for high functionality as well as style. aerie Fit Sweat Free
Fabric(TM) is wickable, pulling moisture away from the body, and includes Real
Cool Cotton, which prevents overheating. Other details include hidden money
pockets, reflective piping and special flat-seam construction.

    aerie by American Eagle continues to be a successful new concept for AEO,
Inc. The brand launched in late 2006 with intimates and Dormwear(TM)
collections. Over the holiday time period, aerie will launch personal care
items including a complete lip care line, body washes and lotions, along with
home fragrance. The company characterizes aerie by American Eagle as one of
its key growth strategies, with 40 standalone stores by the end of this year,
and plans for 50 to 60 additional stores in 2008.

    For a list of store locations that carry aerie f.i.t., as well as the
complete collection available for purchase online, visit

    About American Eagle Outfitters:

    American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:  AEO) is a leading retailer that
operates under the American Eagle Outfitters(TM) and MARTIN + OSA(TM) brands.

    American Eagle Outfitters designs, markets and sells its own brand of
laidback, current clothing targeting 15 to 25 year-olds, providing
high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. AE's original collection
includes standards like jeans and graphic Ts as well as essentials like
accessories, outerwear, footwear, basics and swimwear. American Eagle
currently operates 846 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia and
Puerto Rico, and 74 AE stores in Canada. American Eagle also operates,
which offers additional sizes and styles of favorite AE merchandise and ships
around the world. The American Eagle brand also includes a Dormwear(TM)
collection , aerie(TM), which is available in 21 standalone stores, American
Eagle stores and at The collection includes bras, undies, camis,
hoodies, robes, boxers, sweats and leggings for the AE girl. Designed to be
sweetly sexy, comfortable and cozy, the aerie brand offers AE customers a new
way to express their personal style everyday, from the dormroom to the coffee
shop to the classroom.

    MARTIN + OSA, a new sportswear concept targeting 25 to 40 year-old women
and men, carries apparel, accessories and footwear, using denim and sport
inspiration to design fun and sport back into sportswear. MARTIN + OSA
currently operates 13 stores. For additional information and updates, visit

For further information:

For further information: American Eagle Outfitters Beth Barney,

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