RECYCLE YOUR OLD JEANS + TAKE $10 OFF YOUR NEW FAVORITE PAIR (IMPORTANT UPDATE)

Blue Jeans Go Green

Blue Jeans Go Green™ is a trademark of Cotton Incorporated. 

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: We were so inspired by your participation in our jeans recycling event for Earth Day that we decided to keep it going! Read on for more info on our partnership with Cotton’s Blue Jeans Go Green program and set aside your old jeans (any brand, any color, any style) to recycle the next time you come into AE. We’ll still give you $10 off your next pair of new AE jeans!


With Earth Day coming up this month, now is a great time to take a step back and look at your relationship with the environment around you. What do you do in your daily life to reduce your carbon footprint? How do all the little things add up to make a big impact? You’ve already given up plastic straws, you ALWAYS have a reusable shopping bag, but what else can you do?

Here’s an easy one… get rid of your old jeans. Seriously. Grab that pair that’s been taking up precious closet space for years. You know the ones – they don’t fit quite right or they’re leftover from a DIY gone wrong or they ripped in the wrong place and you just never got around to fixing them. Whatever they are, wherever you got them from, we want them. We’ll even give you $10 off a pair of brand new AE jeans just for pitching in, PLUS, we’ll plant a tree* to help with the wildfire devastation in California.

Just bring your old jeans (they don’t have to be AE, we’ll take any brand!) to your local AE store and we’ll recycle them in partnership with Cotton’s Blue Jeans Go Green™ program to be used as housing insulation. Since denim is made mostly from cotton, a sustainable fiber, it can be broken down to its natural state and recycled. This means the all those old jeans can be diverted from landfills and upcycled into natural cotton fiber insulation.  Each year a portion of insulation from Cotton’s Blue Jeans Go Green™ program is distributed for building efforts to communities across the country.

 

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We started partnering with Cotton in 2008 and over the past 11 years, we’ve been able to recycle over 350,000 pairs of jeans. That’s more than 350,000 jeans that DIDN’T end up in a landfill. This year, we’re committed to hitting 500k jeans recycled and we need your help. Here’s how it works:

 

bring in an old pair of jeans, get $10 off a new pair of jeans and your old jeans will be turned into housing insulation.

 

That’s it. Easy, right? A tree gets planted, your old jeans stay out of a landfill and help build homes for those in need, and you get $10 off your new favorite pair.


*Up to 25,000 trees

 

 

COME TO STORES TO WIN A TRIP TO ICELAND OR MORE HUGE PRIZES!

GIVE. LOVE. WIN!

Head to your AE store during the weekend of

DECEMBER 7th – 9th OR DECEMBER 14th – 16th

for your chance to win an EPIC trip to Iceland worth $30,000 or more awesome prizes!

 

GRAND PRIZE: ICELAND + $10,000

The grand prize winner will receive a 5-night trip for you AND up to 3 friends (!) that includes a tour of the iconic Golden Circle and Reykjavik, a visit to the Blue Lagoon, geysers, and an amazing fireworks show at the Glacier Lagoon in Jokulsarlon. TO TOP IT ALL OFF: $10,000 IN CASH!

And that’s just the grand prize…

 

$10K & $1K CASH PRIZES & MORE

10 winners will receive $10,000 in cash, 200 will win $1,000 in cash
and thousands more will win $100 gift cards and more cash prizes! 

EVERYONE. GETS. SOMETHING!*

Are you ready for it? Learn more at ae.com/givelovewinrules
We’ll see you in stores!

 


NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. *Discounts and gift cards included as part of prizing. Give Love Win Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (and DC), Puerto Rico and Canada (excluding Quebec) (the “Eligibility Area”) who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Sweepstakes is during store hours between: 1) December 7, 2018 – December 9, 2018; and 2) December 14, 2018 – December 16, 2018, or when supplies of Game Pieces are exhausted, whichever occurs first. For Official Rules visit ae.com/givelovewinrules. Void outside Eligibility Area and where prohibited or restricted by law. Skill-testing question required for residents of Canada. Must submit any Winning Code by January 31, 2019.  Sponsored by AEO Management Co., 77 Hot Metal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.
© 2018 AEO Management Co. All rights reserved.

 

 

#WeAllCan Adventure Together: How To Enter The Sweepstakes

WIN YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE

Our latest sweepstakes gives you the chance to experience a new adventure by sharing your last one. Whether you’ve been rock climbing in the Rockies or scuba diving in the Pacific, we want to see it! This is your chance to share your last adventure to unlock your next one.

One new adventure will be given away every day. To enter, share your adventure on Instagram or Twitter & include #WeAllCan #Sweepstakes. OFFICIAL RULES.

Keep scrolling to see exactly how to enter! Your next adventure could be just a share away. Plus if you’re not one of the daily winners, you can still feel good about participating because we’ll donate $1 to Feeding America for your entry!

STEP 1:

Post your last adventure to Twitter or Instagram with #WeAllCan #Sweepstakes.

How To Enter the #WeAllCan Adventure Together Sweepstakes on Instagram and Twitter

STEP 2:

Visit share.ae.com and authenticate your Instagram or Twitter profile to complete your entry.

How To Enter the #WeAllCan Adventure Together Sweepstakes on Instagram and Twitter

STEP 3:

If you posted your photo using #WeAllCan #Sweepstakes, you’ll be prompted to shake your phone to see if you’ve won!

How To Enter the #WeAllCan Adventure Together Sweepstakes on Instagram and Twitter

STEP 4:

You could be on your way to winning your next adventure! If you receive a message that you’ve won, submit your email address so that we can get in touch with you to claim your prize.

How To Enter the #WeAllCan Adventure Together Sweepstakes on Instagram and Twitter

Questions? Get in touch with us @AEO on Twitter or @americaneagle on Instagram.

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Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her & Him

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, but there’s no need to panic if you’re still looking for an amazing gift to show your bae that you care. We’re here to help! The “perfect gift” can mean something different to everyone, but we’re pretty sure that your S/O would love some #AEOSTYLE (but not more than they love you… obvi). With brand new accessories and extras perfect for V-Day gifting plus all of the basics you know and love, there’s no need to look any further. We’ve made this Valentine’s Day Gift Guide super easy for you: just keep scrolling to find the personality that fits your hunny best and gift your little heart out.

GUYS: Make him swoon, no matter his style. Is your guy always ahead of the trends? He’ll love staple pieces with leather details like a watch or belt, and our latest denim technology will keep up with his constantly updating look. If your guy is always on the move, he needs #AEOSTYLE that can keep up with his adventurous spirit, like our  new Flex/4 360 swim trunks and a power pack so his phone is never our of battery. Is he into fitness and sports? No problem. Our favorite basics like joggers, sneakers, graphic tees and socks will only improve his style game.

For The Guy With #AEOSTYLE On Lock

FOR THE GUY WITH #AEOSTYLE ON LOCK: Keep him ahead of the trends with iconic style essentials and of-the-moment finishing touches.
Colorblock Crew T-Shirt | Skinny Core Flex Jean | 3″ Classic Trunk | Woolrich Beebe Leather Boot
Wool Fedora | Oiled Leather Belt | Brown Leather Watch | Aviator Sunglasses | LMNT Bluetooth Speaker

For The Guy On The GoFOR THE GUY ON THE GO: Whether he’s beach-bound or road-tripping cross country, we’ve got styles and essentials for every adventurer.
Flex/4 360 Swim Trunk | Denim Jacket | Clubmax Sunglasses | Sunnylife Underwater Camera
Heritage 4.5 oz Body Spray | LMNT Power Pack | Wolverine Plain Thomas Hiker Boot
Sunnylife Soap On A Rope | Bigmouth Pizza Pool Float

For The Guy Who's Got Game

FOR THE GUY WHO’S GOT GAME: Perfect styles to take your man from sport to street, featuring revolutionary AEO/Flex technology, must-have sneakers and more.
Signature Graphic T-Shirt | Vintage Baja Hoodie | Extreme Flex Fleece Jogger | 3″ Classic Trunk | Body Spray
Low Cut Socks | New Balance 515 Sneaker

GIRLS: The key to your #AerieREAL girl’s heart? Pretty little things! If your girl is head over heels, she’ll love bright, lacy bralettes and undiesAerie sports bras, leggings and the best workout essentials will help the girl who’s always active to get her sweat on. Score some extra points by gifting some sweet fragrance, too! Is she inspired by travel? Aerie swim will take her from the beach to the bike trail and everywhere in between. Still can’t decide? You can’t go wrong with fun accessories or basics like denim and tanks!

For The Girl In Love With Love

FOR THE GIRL IN LOVE WITH LOVE: Shopping for a hopeless romantic? Sweep her off her feet with our prettiest Vintage Lace bralettes, dreamy crocheted tops and sweet accessories.
Aerie Lace Cross-Back Bralette | Aerie Boyshort | Denim X Cafe Jegging | Peplum Cami
The Social Type Greeting Card | Aerie Fragrance
Beauty Crop Misting Spray | Heart Cookie Cutters… Coming Soon!

For The Girl Who's Got Game

FOR THE GIRL WHO’S GOT GAME: From throwback sneakers to printed yoga mats, we’ve got lots of swoon-worthy gifts for the girl who loves to get her sweat on.
Aerie Mesh Seamless Sports Bra | First Essentials Rib Crop Tank | Hi-Lo Zip Up Hoodie | Crop Hi-Rise Legging
New Balance 515 Sneaker | Colorblock Baseball Cap
Slant Stainless Steel Water Bottle | Headwrap | Ban.do Exercise Mat

For The Girl On The Go

FOR THE GIRL ON THE GO: Satisfy her wanderlust with a printed tote and travel journal or gift her with Aerie & AEO essentials for her next adventure.
Aerie One Shoulder Bandeau Bikini | Aerie Teeny Bikini Bottom | Pullover Windbreaker | Triangle Fringe Scarf | Fringe Faux Leather Notebook | Beauty Crop Misting Spray | AEO x Slant On The Road Mug
AEO Clubmax Sunglasses | Ban.do Heart Getaway Bag | Hang Ten Sunscreen… Coming Soon! (Shop Similar)

What do you want to give & get for V-Day? Tell us in the comments below, and show us your #AEOSTYLE & #AerieREAL gifts on Instagram (@americaneagle, @aerie)& Twitter  (@AEO, @Aerie) for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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#MusicMonday: Interview with Ellis Ludwig-Leone from San Fermin

When we visited Texas last month for Austin City Limits, we met up with San Fermin. And now, we’re excited to collaborate with San Fermin this holiday season on a holiday inspired playlist, which you can hear in stores from 11.21-12.1 and on Spotify. Want to see San Fermin play live in New York City? Enter our AEO x San Fermin Sweepstakes! Check out the Official Rules to win a pair of tickets for their December 17, 18 or 19 show.

We loved talking with San Fermin so much that we extended the conversation later with Ellis Ludwig-Leone, keyboardist and founding member of the band. We talked about everything from the inspiration behind their newest song, “No Devil,” to the band’s most embarrassing moment on tour. Check out our interview with Ellis below.

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Ellis on the keys during a show.

AEO: You’re embarking on your next European Tour soon, but by the time this publishes you’ll have finished it. What are you most looking forward to during that tour? 
Ellis: It’s our fifth or sixth European tour, so we kind of know what to expect when we get there. One of the things that’s so great about going to Europe is that there’s a sense of history there. Every venue you play is historic in some way. Every city you go to, you’ve heard about. That’s a thrill. It’s a real cultural experience. In particular, I always love when we play France. France is my favorite country to play outside of the U.S. We always get really good crowds there & the food is great.

AEO: So France is your favorite international country, but what is your favorite U.S. city to play?
Ellis: It’s hard to compete with New York because that’s where we’re from. We’ve played some really memorable shows there. I guess if I had to choose somewhere outside of New York… I really like playing San Francisco. That’s been a great place for us.  I love being in the city.

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AEO: We met you & the band at Austin City Limits this year. How was your time in Austin? 
Ellis: Austin is definitely one of my favorite cities to play, although it’s actually funny because we’ve now been to Austin five times, and every single time, it’s been for a festival. We’ve never done a headline show there. This time we were touring with Alt-J, so we played ACL Fest, and that night we played a show with them at Austin Music Hall, which was one of the last show’s they’ll ever have at that venue. It actually might have been my favorite show we’ve ever played.

AEO: You mentioned you love playing in NYC a lot, so we’re wondering what makes a show there more memorable for you?
Ellis: One thing that makes NYC different is that our friends & family are there, so it really is a different energy when you there are people who you love and care about are going to be there. Because we started here, we’ve played here more than other places. We have more of a track record here. We’ve done some really cool shows. We’ve played with St.Vincent at Prospect Park, which was awesome because I live across from Prospect Park.

AEO: Is there a certain place or festival you dream of performing?
Ellis: I’d love to play Primavera Sound in Spain. That festival is sort of known as one of the most fun places to play. In terms of a headline show but Barclay’s Center or Madison Square Garden would be a real thrill. Maybe someday!

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AEO: You’ve toured with and played with other big names like the Arctic Monkeys. What are some things you take away from playing with or opening for other bands?
Ellis: When I started the band, I wasn’t even thinking about it being a touring band. I really just wanted to make a record. It’s been a cool and unexpected thing that now that we tour all the time, we get to see all these bands up close and play with them. I found my musical influences have really opened up. I know contemporary music a lot better than when I started the band. After playing with Alt-J, I basically have all of their music memorized. Stuff sort of seeps in here and there, when you pick up a nice harmonic motion or an interesting live thing that they’ll do. You pick those things up along the way, and that’s what makes you a complete and professional band.

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AEO: Considering now that you’re an eight-piece, touring band, it’s interesting that you only wanted to make an album when you first started. How did you get to where you are now as an ensemble?
Ellis: When I wrote the first record, because I wasn’t thinking of it as a touring band, I basically just wrote for whatever I wanted. I’d have, like, all these horns and strings. My background is in writing instrumental music. I studied classical music in college, so I knew how to do that stuff. Our label said I had to figure out how to make this thing work on the road. From there, I whittled it down from twenty-two musicians to eight, which is still a huge band, but it’s the minimal number of instruments you can bring and still make this music sound big and lush. That process was when it turned from a solo project to a real band.

AEO: Is there anyone you’d love to perform or collaborate with in the future?
Ellis: If we’re talking pipe dreams, I’d love to play with Paul Simon. He’s always been someone I’ve looked up to. It would be cool not only from a personal standpoint but also an historical standpoint. I’d be playing with someone who’s really done so much for music.

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AEO: Were you friends with the other band members before this?
Ellis: Allen, who sings lead guy vocals, and I have been really close since we were fifteen. We met at a summer songwriting/music camp at Berklee College of Music, actually. The brass players I knew from college, and everyone else I recruited when I got to New York.

AEO: When you’re creating music now, do you write as a whole band or are you still mainly doing the writing?
Ellis: I still do all the writing because it’s sort of how we started. There’s a little more room in the live show for people taking liberties. Everyone kind of knows the structure of the band, and it kind of eliminates that drama where everyone has a song.

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AEO: Do you know you want to feature a specific instrument or does that happen organically for you?
Ellis: At this point I know the musical personalities of all these people. Often we’ll be learning and practicing a new song, and I’ll just be like, “Hey Steve (who’s the sax player), I’m thinking of extending this part a little bit, could you do something like a low growl?” and then it develops into a groove. That’s how the second half of our song Parasites was born.

AEO: Could you speak to how you feel San Fermin is different from other bands?
Ellis: One thing that really makes us stand out is that I write the parts but I don’t sing. That’s kind of weird in the indie world. People are used to staring at the singer thinking they wrote the songs. Because I write the songs and stand off to the side by the keyboard, audiences are little more interested in watching the whole thing. It’s a little more equal that way.

AEO: Speaking of forming the band, how did you come up with the name San Fermin?
Ellis: It’s actually the name of the running of the bulls festival in Pamplona. I like the image of running from something, it resonates with me, especially when you’re running from something that you put yourself in the way of. You’re running from something just because you want to.

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AEO: What inspired you to be a musician?
Ellis: When I was in high school, I had a string of very unsuccessful bands – a metal band, a cover band. I played classical piano on the side but I didn’t tell any of my friends because I thought it was kind of nerdy. When I got to college I tried to put that stuff together. I started writing arrangements for my bands and use my skills as a musician with my desire to write songs. That’s when I thought I could do this as a real job.

AEO: Do you have any advice for someone who wants to get into music?
Ellis: Treat music like it is your job, not something you do after whatever it is you do to make money. When I was in school, I would write music before I would do my homework. Think of it as your profession even before you’re making money doing that, because otherwise it can take a backseat to whatever else you’re doing, and suddenly you’ll have missed your shot.

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AEO: Are you starting to work on your next album now as you’re touring?
Ellis: I’m actually waiting on purpose. I’ll probably start writing in the spring. In the meantime, I’ve been writing other music like orchestra pieces and ballets. When I come back to the band, I’ll have a fresh slate.

AEO: The band recently released “No Devil.” Tell us more about the inspiration behind the song.
Ellis: That’s the one song I’ve written since the last album came out. We were on the road, and that song sort of has a road feeling to it. Whenever I’m gone on tour, I find that I start feeling guilty about being away from home. It’s about thinking I’m running from some demon but it’s alright, it’s okay to be doing what I’m doing.

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AEO: Do you have a funny or embarrassing moment on tour?
Ellis: I hold this moment very dear to my heart. We were playing in Paris, and we walked on stage and our trumpet player John had a habit of raising his arms as we walked on stage. He was one of the first guys on stage as we walked out, immediately tripped on a monitor and went sprawling across the stage. He landed on all the guitar equipment. It was truly horrendous. We couldn’t start the show for at least a minute because we were all laughing.

AEO: How would you describe your on-stage presence?
Ellis: If you’ve only hear the recordings, the live show is surprisingly active. It’s a really energetic show. The brass players are jumping around and going out into the audience. It’s engaging and complicated because there’s always something going on. I try to stay to the side and let the live show be a moment for everyone else in the band. I like to think of myself as Larry from School of Rock. The shy keyboardist. That’s me.

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AEO: Can you describe the band’s everyday #AEOSTYLE?
Ellis: It’s definitely evolved. When we first started the only word you could give it is “scattered.” Everyone came into it with their own look. At this point, we generally wear dark colors, a lot of black. Some navy and dark greens. The girls tend to be more adventurous. Charlene wears a lot of jumpsuits. Rebekah has some really cool leather dresses. Allen has a lot of very small patterned t-shirts and denim overshirts. I generally wear a black denim jacket, a black t-shirt and black skinny jeans. When you’re on the road it helps to have layers.

Don’t forget to check out San Fermin’s Holiday Playlist online & listen for their picks in stores! Let us know your favorite San Fermin song in the comments below.

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AEO Back To School 2015 Try On Event

This back to school season, we’re celebrating denim in a BIG way. Not only are we introducing a new fit of denim, we’ve expanded the fit selection of our best selling fit, Denim X.  And to top it all off, we are hosting a Try On Event starting this Saturday, July 11th. Just for trying on our new fits that feature cutting edge technology you will be entered for a chance to win equally amazing tech prizes! Read on for more details surrounding our newest fits of Denim X and AEO Flex as well as our Try On Event.

AEO Denim X: Wherever you wander, AEO Denim X keeps its shape and wont bag out. Our best fit ever now comes in 3 styles, 8 fits and 20 washes. No matter if you like our Hi-Rise Jegging or Kick Boot Jean, you’ll fall in love our new fabric.

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AEO Flex: Revolutionary comfort, retention and durability…these jeans are made to move with you. With three levels of stretch and 9 fits, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect fit that matches back to your active lifestyle.

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Try On Event: From 7.11-7.22 try on a pair of AEO Flex or Denim X for your chance to win a slew of prizes including a Macbook Gold, Apple Watch, $10K and much much more.20150711_BLOG_TryOn

How many times can you enter? 1 time daily

Can you participate in each one of the daily sweeps? You can participate daily but are only eligible for 1 instant win prize.

Who is eligible to participate? This promotion is open to legal residents of the United States of America, and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada. You must be 18 years or older to enter.

Show us how you wear  your Flex and Denim X on Instagram with #AEOSTYLE for your chance to be featured on AE.com.

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