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Topic: abercrombie & fitch

Longtime Abercrombie CEO Michael Jeffries Resigns After Disappointing Sales

He oversaw the '90s rise and recent fall

From bare-chested models to the scent of cologne emanating from its stores, Abercrombie & Fitch has left a mark on modern retail. Yet after raising the brand to great heights…

The Last 24 Hours in Advertising: Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014

Publicis Groupe buys Sapient for $3.7 billion

Here's everything you need to know about the last 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked. Buzzing on Adweek: Publicis Groupe acquired Sapient in a $3.7 billion deal, and some industry…

The Rise and Fall of the World's Most Hated Clothing Brand

From buffalo checks to oral sex, the weird story of Abercrombie & Fitch

You may not have heard of Lasse Hansen, Carter Czech or James Flook, but chances are you’ve seen them naked. Or nearly so. How? You’ve seen their chiseled torsos in…

Conservative Christian Activists Have Some Major Brands in Their Sights

Which companies are rated the least and most holy?

Not every brand, it appears, will get through the pearly gates. After flexing their influence with respect to entertainment content—backing Phil Robertson of A&E’s Duck Dynasty after his anti-gay comments and…

Abercrombie & Fitch Covers 'What Does the Fox Say?' in Mind-Blowing Parody

Even odder than the original?

Dog goes woof. Cat goes meow. But what do the shirtless Abercrombie & Fitch models say? They're so good looking, who cares?! Behold A&F's hunks, stripped to the waist and pleasingly…

Abercrombie & Fitch Recycles Decade-Old Campaign Idea, Figuring You Won't Remember Anyway

New 'Stars on the Rise'

Apparently unable to think up a new idea vapid enough for its liking, Abercrombie & Fitch—the self-proclaimed brand for the cool kids!—revisits its "Stars on the Rise" campaign from the…

Embattled Abercrombie CEO Backpedals on Exclusionary Comments

Brand took a hit last week, says consumer perception tracking firm

After a viral video incited widespread backlash against Abercrombie & Fitch Co., CEO Michael S. Jeffries tried to stem the tide of hostility, according to the L.A. Times. Critics lambasted the…

Man Strikes Back at Abercrombie & Fitch by Giving Its Clothes to the Homeless

Stunt takes apparel brand beyond 'cool kids'

It's fairly well established that Abercrombie & Fitch doesn't want the wrong sort of people wearing its clothes. A couple of years back, it even offered (as part of a…

Something in the Air

In a growing trend, retailers are perfuming stores with near-subliminal scents. Call it branding's final frontier

In 1921, Coco Chanel was preparing to take the wraps off her first commercial fragrance. She had already contracted the most renowned perfumer in Europe to create her No. 5…

Larry Flynt says The Situation is 'Good Enough' for 'Hustler'

Reality star offered money to wear magazine's clothing line

In the wake of Abercrombie & Fitch offering Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino money not to wear its clothes, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt has decided to jump on the PR bandwagon. The…

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