Abercrombie & Fitch Reluctantly Reducing Prices

What: Abercrombie & Fitch, like any retailer that sells overpriced merchandise, is hurting right now. However, the chain won’t start slashing prices left and right – instead of putting every other clothing item on sale, A&F is going to slowly and subtly lower prices.

What They Say:

Looking ahead to the spring, the company has cut better deals with manufacturers that will allow it to charge lower prices at stores without taking a big hit to margins.



What We Say: Right after they shut down Ruehl, too! We’re not crazy about A&F to begin with – it’s a teenager’s world over there – but it’s easy enough to dip into the store randomly. And now that prices may start to go down, we’ve got a new reason to go. Wonder if other retailers are about to drop prices as well…

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Comments

  1. Serena says

    My only concern is what kind of deal has A & F made with their manufacturers that allows them to cut their prices?  The garment industry is notorious for hiring manufacturers that have atrocious worker welfare practices already, just to charge what they charge, so I am a bit skeptical as to whether this is a good thing or not.

  2. Loridee says

    I was never an Abercrombie & Fitch fan, and became even less of one after seeing the 60 Minutes segment on how they choose their associates.  This may be a case of reaping what they have sown.

  3. Roz says

    Thanks for heads-up, BF. Love your site. Still, I don’t know… just walking by that place makes my clothes smell like hideous fragrance. It’s like they pipe that scent out in an effort to lure leeming adolescents! I’ll stick to H&M, Zara, and good ol’ J. Crew. In my upcoming book, ####### ON A BUDGET, I offer tips for getting the most out of these retail establishments. Check us out! http://www.################.com

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