AE is the go-to destination for casual style, embraced by generations of youth since 1977. Our heritage is great American essentials, where modern life meets timeless style through jeans and bottoms, sweaters and fleece, tops and accessories for the perfect outfit. Our collections are comfortable with a carefree vibe, exactly how our customers want to be. Laidback styles. Had it forever washes. Softer-than-soft fabrics.