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19th Jul 2021

American Eagle is opening first Irish store next month

Sarah McKenna Barry

The hugely popular clothing brand is expected to open six stores in Ireland throughout the next year.

The clothing brand American Eagle Outfitters is set to open their first store in Ireland in August.

The first Irish American Eagle store will open in the Jervis Shopping Centre in Dublin. A second store is expected to open in the Whitewater Shopping Centre in Newbridge Co. Kildare.

The fashion retailer has already started advertising job applications for a store manager, as well as full time sales assistants in the Jervis branch.

For information on how to apply, head over to the Jervis Shopping Centre’s official website right here.

Over the next year, the brand’s Irish presence is expected to expand, with six stores opening across the country.

According to The Times, Sunil Shah is the man responsible for bringing the retailer to Ireland. The businessman has also been credited with overseeing the launch of other brands in Ireland, including Tommy Hilfiger, Pepe and Skechers.

Since its foundation in 1977, American Eagle has become a staple of American wardrobes. The brand’s target market is college-aged men and women, but the clothes are popular with older adults as well.

The company has operated over 900 stores around the world, with multiple branches in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico and the UK.

In 2019, American Eagle Outfitters became one of only two mainstream clothing companies whose commitments were in line with the Paris Agreement’s climate goals. The other brand was Levi’s.