American Eagle Outfitters was founded in 1977 with the launch of the first store in Michigan, USA.

In the beginning of the nineties, the Schottenstein family from Ohio, one of the most successful retailers in the world took over the company. Under their leadership, a brand that offers high-quality, on-trend clothing at affordable prices was developed.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is a specialty retailer, global leader, offering high quality clothing and art, accessories and personal care products at affordable prices under their brands American Eagle Outfitters and AERIE. The company operates more than 1,000 stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Hong Kong, and distributed to over 80 countries worldwide through its websites. The goods American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie is also available in over 60 international franchise stores in 15 countries license.

In 2014 the first store in Central America was launched in Panama. The essence in concept and collection of an AE Store is well kept in the Panama AE Store, as well as the customized shopping experience AE offers in U.S. and internationally.