American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., known as American Eagle, is an American lifestyle, clothing, and accessories retailer headquartered at SouthSide Works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1977 by brothers Jerry and Mark Silverman as a subsidiary of Retail Ventures, Inc., a company that also owned and operated Silverman's Menswear. The Silvermans sold their ownership interests in 1991 to Jacob Price of Knoxville, Tennessee. American Eagle Outfitters is also the parent company of Aerie.
,The brand targets male and female university and high school students, although older adults also wear the brand. There are currently 933 American Eagle Outfitters stores: 109 Aerie stand-alone stores and 4 Tailgate stand-alone stores. In 1977, the first American Eagle Outfitters store opened in Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, Michigan.
,Some of the brand's popular products are jeans, polo shirts, graphic T-shirts, boxers, outerwear, and swimwear.