SUNNIE DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!

Our #1 T-shirt bra just got Perkier! You asked and we listened. We took your fave five-star Sunnie Lightly Lined Bra and designed a version with a little extra push and lift. The bright side just got brighter with our NEW Sunnie Pushup Bra!

 NEW Sunnie Pushup Bra

Both Sunnie Lightly Lined and Sunnie Pushup feature multi-way stretch fabric for the ultimate in comfort. Their super soft fabric forms to fit your shape and helps smooth any back bulge. Sunnie Pushup has demi coverage, giving you the option to wear her with lower-cut shirts.

 NEW Sunnie Pushup Bra

If you haven’t tried Sunnie yet, now’s the time. Both her Lightly Lined and Pushup styles come in 17 colors and 26 sizes, including 32DDD!

New! Sunnie Pushup Bra

We like to make our girls happy, and we hope you love our newest fit. With free shipping and returns on all bras, what are you waiting for?! Try Sunnie Pushup STAT, Aerie girls!

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AEO, STATE & Teach for America “GiveBackPack”

You walk to the register to buy your annual new backpack. The usual scenario plays out. You decide which color suits your vibe, pull it off the rack to check out all the features, throw it on to make sure it’s comfy and then of course casually glance in the mirror. You then decide, “Yup…I’m getting this bag.”

Maybe it’s not a big deal to spend $59. Perhaps you’ve been working all summer to pay for the bag you’ve been coveting since seeing it in the American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) stores. Or maybe it’s a future gift from your parents. Whatever the case may be, we want to say thank you. Because you’re not just buying a backpack for yourself, through your purchase AEO will donate another STATE backpack to a local child in need.

Back in 2009, we created Camp POWER – a nonprofit summer camp for hundreds of kids growing up in Brooklyn’s most underfunded, turbulent neighborhoods. The goal of the program was to get kids out of the loud, hot city. But more than that, we wanted to provide positive role models, and give kids a space to try different things and meet new friends. A place that allows them to simply act their age. So many kids in these neighborhoods grow up far too fast. What our program does is slow down the speed of life, and remind them of their incredible value and remarkable potential.

Each summer, we witnessed countless kids carrying all their belongings in trash bags. It became more and more clear that in addition to a week away from Brooklyn, the kids also needed new bags, new jackets, shoes, and a whole bunch of “stuff.” But we also noticed that “stuff” could only go so far. It was encouragement from aspirational figures and love that would propel them to beat the odds stacked against them. All of this inspired us to create STATE Bags.

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We built STATE on two cornerstones: 1) for every bag sold, one will be donated to an American child in need – bringing the buy one give one model to our own backyard, and 2) providing inspirational role models in the STATE PackMen/Women – young men and women who have successfully risen from the very neighborhoods we help serve. This is what our GiveBackPack Program is all about.

So as you make your way to the register this season with your (very) cool new bag, take pride in the fact that you’re not just wearing a backpack, but a GiveBackPack. A statement that you made a choice to help improve the world around you.

Thank you to American Eagle Outfitters, its millions of dedicated customers, and Teach For America for making our dream come true in donating thousands of brand new bags – packed with supplies donated by AEO associates – to kids across the US this back to school season.

We promise that every purchase makes a difference. STATE and AEO have your back!

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Parkour Time: 10 Questions with Max Henry

We’re introducing AEO Flex/Denim, an innovative new denim technology that moves with you in three different levels of flexibility — Core, Active, and Extreme — and we wanted to really put it to the test. So, we partnered with the amazing athletes of WFPF to showcase the revolutionary versatility of these jeans and what you can do in them. We featured three parkour athletes in our latest Flex/Denim video and were so impressed by their talent that we wanted to get to know them a little more. Read on for our first interview with Max Henry.

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AEO: Who are some of your heroes, and they do not have to be athletes?
MH: I have a lot of heroes! Most of them are fictional (lol) but as far as actual human beings go…I’m a big reader, so I have a lot of respect for my favorite authors and poets (J.R.R. Tolkien, T.S. Eliot, Jim Butcher, E.E. Cummings, and C.S. Lewis to name a few). I’m also quite into music, particularly bluegrass and hip-hop, so I’d call people like Shad (Shadrach Kabango) and Noam Pikelny heroes as well. And of course my mom and dad on the day-to-day level for always being there for me and encouraging my strange jumping habits!

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AEO: When did you become interested in Parkour?
MH: I found out about parkour through my best friend when I was 14 and started training later that day. I haven’t stopped since then so I suppose I’ve been interested since 2007. When I was really young I did gymnastics and constantly jumped around on everything I could see so I guess you could also say I’ve been into it even longer than that. I just didn’t know it had a name!

Max Henry AEO WFPF shoot action beachAEO: How much time do you spend practicing in a week?
MH: It depends on lots of variables but in the summer I try and train 5-6 days a week for a few hours a day. When you’re traveling and teaching it can be hard to stay consistent with it but ultimately it’s what I’m most passionate about so I always find it pretty easy to make time for training! But in the winter I usually go into hibernation mode and focus more on strength development through olympic lifting and other forms of cross-training. So it’s very seasonal!

AEO: What was your favorite part about shooting the AEO Flex Video?
MH: I had a really great time shooting the video so it’s hard to say! But the best thing to me was probably the general sense of camaraderie between everyone on set. It’s always great to work with people who are passionate about a project but also flexible and open to collaboration. It really seemed like everyone on set was willing to listen to other opinions to try and create the best video possible. That kind of atmosphere has been really rare in my experience, and was amazing to be a part of! The scenery was also really amazing.

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AEO: What was the most dangerous Parkour move you’ve done to date? Any injuries?
MH: Well, I definitely try to keep the danger level down in my own training since being injured takes away from the time I can practice doing what I love. I’ve done some jumps at height with serious consequences most people would see as being dangerous but since I know my own abilities I wouldn’t say they are particularly dangerous for me! The whole concept of danger is something that’s really subjective, so something that seems life-threatening to someone who’s never done parkour before might seem simple to me because of my training. But yeah, I never go out with the intent of doing jumps I perceive as being dangerous because my own health and safety is ultimately my top priority!

Max Henry AEO WFPF shoot 5AEO: What is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
MH: Hmmm…well, I have a B.A. in Mathematics from Hofstra University. I also play banjo and sing baritone part-time with several professional choirs near my home on Long Island. Aaaaand I’m a huge comic and sci-fi/fantasy geek! But if you’ve ever seen me when I’m not training you probably already know that…

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AEO: Greatest advice you’ve ever received in Parkour? And any advice for aspiring Parkour athletes?
MH: Fear is something that is always present in parkour when you get to a certain level and can be hard to overcome for a lot of people. But I’ve really learned from some very good friends and fellow athletes to trust my judgement and accept that you never have complete control in any situation. Being able to have faith in yourself and your will and preparation is important in parkour and life in general. Just ask Batman!

AEO: What was your favorite thing about the Flex Denim?
MH: I love how well they stretched and still maintained their fit, which seems super obvious, but is 100% true. I’ve had some other stretch jeans in the past that I’ve tried to train with and after a session or two of heavy training they always turned saggy or ripped. Not so with these bad boys!

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AEO: Where else would you wear AEO Flex Denim to?
MH: Well, besides my pair of Flex jeans and some dress pants, my wardrobe consists mostly of sweatpants and basketball shorts so I wear them pretty much everywhere! Church, the mall, restaurants, bus/boat/plane rides…you name it!

AEO: Top 3 songs you are listening to right now?
MH: #1. Bad Self Portraits by Lake Street Dive because I’m in love with Rachael Price.
#2. Tell Me True by Sarah Jarosz because she’s amazing.
#3. Seasons by Chris Cornell because it makes me strong when I squat!

Follow Max’s daily adventures here.

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5 REAL Faves

Check back every Monday for our roundup of the week’s best looks, events and more!

1) WEATHER ALERT!
This is not a test! Something special is brewing… Check back on 8.5 for a MAJOR change in forecast!

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2) Keep dreaming
From hanging with your girls to brunches in bed, our Dream On collection will keep you cozy and cute. Lounge around in faves like printed boxers and graphic tees for sweet dreams all day long.

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3) Speaking of brunch…
Get the girls together this weekend for a potluck brunch in the park! Bring a delicious dish to share and have a fun-filled afternoon with all your besties. Make it a themed event and wear your PJ’s outside!

4) Wake up! It’s time to dance.
Ever imagine waking up at 6am to dance in a club with 1,000 people? The girls in the New York Design Office do it at least once a month, and think it’s a total blast! Daybreaker is a morning dance party where you dance your face off before work and feel gloriously healthy while doing so. If you don’t have one near you, grab your friends and create your own!

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5) We got you, girl
Reserve, Try & buy is now available in ALL Aerie stores in the US! For the easiest, quickest way to get your fave styles, find them on the latest version of the AEO | Aerie app, reserve them in your store (for free!), then head over to try them on and make sure you love them before you buy.

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We’ll see you next week, Aerie girls! Be sure to check back for our next round of REAL Faves. xo

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How to Wear Flex Denim with Drew Scott

Our new Extreme Flex Denim combines Dual FX & T400 yarns for our highest level of flexibility and comfort. Drew pairs our Slim Extreme Flex Jean with a basic tee and black jacket for the perfect amount of edge and simplicity.

Meet Drew: 
Drew is the director behind Imdrewscott.com and Imdrewscott video. Your daily dose of words, style inspiration and life comes from within the archives.How to Wear Flex Denim with Drew Scott

What Inspired Drew’s Look:
“DTLA is a fast paced yet stylish community of people. Finding inspiration from minimal silhouettes and unique textiles is my median. A simple white tee, nylon bomber and chunky boot adds the perfect amount of edge and comfort for my daily grind. Not to mention, that indigo twill we all know and love happens to be the perfect pairing for any outfit.”

How to Wear Flex Denim with Drew Scott

Get Drew’s Look: Slim Extreme Flex Jean | Surplus Jacket (Similar) | Legend Crew T-Shirt | Hi-Top Sneakers (Similar)How to Wear Flex Denim with Drew Scott

Show us how you style our Extreme Flex Denim with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

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#Music Monday: August 2015 AEO Playlist

The beginning of the month always signals a new sound in AEO stores. Check out what you’ll be hearing this month while shopping for your favorite #AEOSTYLE. Want more AEO music access? Follow us on Spotify!

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  1. Push (featuring Andrew Wyatt) – A-Trak, Andrew Wyatt
  2. SummerThing!- Afrojack, Mike Taylor
  3. Catamaran- Allah-Las
  4. Crunches- Alpine
  5. Molecules- Single Version- Atlas Genius  
  6. Waiting for Love- Avicii
  7. I Don’t Wanna Grow Up- Bebe Rexha
  8. Everybody is Somebody- Chateau Marmont
  9. GFE- Class Actress
  10. Tonight (Young Hearts) – The Colourist 
  11. Thinking of Sunshine- Daniel Adams- Ray 
  12. In The Clouds- Diamond Youth
  13. Eighteen- Dive In
  14. Don’t Stop (Color The Walls)- Foster The People
  15. Body Talk- Foxes
  16. Written In The Water- Gin Wingmore
  17. California Rain- Goldroom, Nikki Segal
  18. Small World- Good Old War
  19. Wild Love- Gossling
  20. Dissolve- Hibou
  21. Sparks- Hillary Duff
  22. Lucky Day- Hunter Hunted
  23. Find Yourself- Jacco Gardner
  24. Forgive and Forget- The Kooks
  25. My Love- Kopecky
  26. You Always Make Me Smile- Kyle Andrews Remix
  27. Hurry Up- La+Ch, Coleman Hell, Jayme
  28. Fire Under My Feet- Leona Lewis
  29. Toys- Life of Dillon
  30. Don’t Just Sit There- Lucius
  31. Cirles- Machineheart, Vanic
  32. Every Day- Magic Man
  33. My Favorite Shirt Is My Skin- MOD SUN
  34. Around the World- Natalie La Rose, Fetty Wap
  35. Cheerleader- Felix Jaehn Remix- OMI
  36. Disintegrate- Painted Palms
  37. Wake Up- Parade of Lights
  38. Where the Sky Hangs- Passion Pit
  39. It Girl- Pharrell Williams
  40. Fun- Jerome Price Radio Remix- Pit Bull, Chris Brown
  41. Don’t Wait Up- Robert Delong
  42. My Type- Eau Claire Remix- Saint Motel
  43. Begging of the End- Samsaya
  44. Ozma- Shannon and the Clams
  45. Simple Song- The Shins
  46. Can’t You See- Skylar Spence
  47. Pusher (Featuring Anna Luone)- Sleepy Tom, Anna Luone
  48. Reflections on Youth- Sonny & The Sunsets
  49. Could Have Been- The Struts
  50. Drive Past My House- Summer Camp
  51. If I Died…- Sweet Baboo
  52. California Lovers- Tori Kelly, LL Cool J
  53. Still Sound- Toro Y Moi
  54. Got Love- Tove Lo
  55. Dream About Me- Trails and Ways
  56. Golden (featuring Sia)- Travie McCoy, Sia
  57. Come Back To Me (Vicetone Remix)- Urban Cone, Tove Lo
  58. Great Summer- Vance Joy
  59. Can’t Feel My Face- The Weekend
  60. Bros- Wolf Alice
  61. Shine- Years & Years
  62. So Cruel- Young Empires
  63. Lush Life- Zara Larsson 
  64. Beautiful Now- Dirty South Remix- Zedd, Jon Bellion
  65. Hypnotic- Zella Day

What songs would you like to hear in our September 2015 playlist? Tell us in the comments below.

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