Once a purveyor of outdoor gear, American Eagle Outfitters now feathers its nest with jeans and polos. The mall-based retailer sells denim and other casual apparel and accessories (top categories include jeans, t-shirts, bras, and panties) under its American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie brands, aimed at young men and women ages 15-25. The chain operates more than 1,000 stores across the US, Canada, Hong Kong, China, Mexico, and the UK. It also has stores in 23 other countries operated under license. Direct sales come from the company's websites.