American Eagle Outfitters (NASDAQ
: AEOS) is a major-market clothes retailer, primarily aiming for the adolescent/twentysomethings market. They sell everything clothes-related, from shirts to pants to coats to socks to underwear to scarves, gloves, and any other minor accessory you can think of. Although primarily associated with the upper middle-class and more well-to-do citizenry, AE's prices are reasonable enough on certain items (in comparison to other stores) that buying there wouldn't break your bank
. There are currently 700 American Eagle stores in the United States.
American Eagle also owns a group of stores in Canada, Bluenotes/Thriftys, which sells more urban clothes, almost exclusively for the teenager market. There are 111 Bluenotes/Thriftys stores in Canada.
American Eagle's website is http://www.ae.com.
Although I myself don't frequent American Eagle (since I am unaware of how their products are made), I do indulge myself in a purchase there on occasion: their in-store music compilation CDs are always top-notch (featuring artists such as Spoon, Phantom Planet, Gomez, Elliott Smith, Sparklehorse, and more) and always seem to fit the season - the winter CDs are noticeably soft and brittle, while the summer compilations are always fun and breezy.
And yes, they sell Penguin mints.