.The company also opened its third store in Saudi Arabia, and has plans for a second store in Lebanon in early 2012 .
.“American Eagle Outfitters’ ongoing international expansion is
evidence of the success and positive customer response, as well as the
expertise of our valued [franchise] partner, MH Alshaya,” said Simon
Nankervis, vice president of global business development .
.“We are continuously delighted by consumers’ excitement and passion
for the American Eagle Outfitters brand as we pursue our international
expansion strategy around the globe.” .
.The lifestyle brand, with a fleet of more than 1,000 stores
worldwide, currently operates in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon,
Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE with MH Alshaya .
.The partnership with Alshaya, signed in May 2009, was AEO’s first
foray into brick-and-mortar stores outside of North America. Since then,
the retailer has also opened stores in Russia, China and Hong Kong, and
also signed franchise agreements for stores in Japan and Israel .
.All American Eagle Outfitters international stores offer a similar
product assortment as those in the US, and most also feature the
company’s Aerie intimates and apparel brand .