Meet the Dog: Tippy

Meet Tippy, a happy tail-wagging pup. Tippy is one of the fierce models starring in our American Beagle Outfitters campaign. We wanted to learn more about Tippy, so we asked her mom Chrissy, to share the inside scoop on her daring daughter.

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Dog Name:

Tippy

Dog Age:

Two years old-ish (birthday is celebrated on Christmas, because she is a miracle)

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Tippy in the city

Dog Breed:

German Shepard Mix (but I’m pretty sure she’s a domesticated coyote)

Tricks for Treats?

Sit, Shake, Other Shake for turkey, chicken, bacon, and anything cooked in butter.

Why did you think your dog would be a good model for our newest line?

She’s an adventurous and independent free spirit pup…SHE LITERALLY LIVES HER LIFE.

What are your dog’s favorite places to hang out?

Presque Isle, Erie Pennsylvania with her best friend Nellie the yellow Labrador. It’s the perfect combination of beach and woods.

Does your dog have any shameful secrets?

She’s terrified of water.

What’s your dog’s most embarrassing moments?

She ran into a stop sign once while checking out another German Shepard.

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 Ready for my close up

What is your dog’s favorite outfit to wear?

Anything that’s easy-to-wear, she’s a T-shirt and jeans kind of pup.

Would you recommend American Beagle Outfitters to other dogs?

Absolutely! She has so many dog friends who love clothes. (especially her friend Ella)

Is your dog single or attached?

She’s kind of a babe. Doesn’t want to settle down anytime soon. She digs Pnewman, though.

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Tippy looking fine.

Ride in the car vs. Walk in the park?

Walk in the park, as long as it’s off the leash.

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Relaxing in the grass at the park

Rope vs. Fetch?

Both, but loses attention quickly, she would rather hang out with her friends.

Favorite treat?

Cloud Star Buddy Biscuits or Tricky Trainers

What’s your best memory with your dog?

The day I adopted her.

Why did you pick this specific dog?

Those ears.

What was it like seeing him/her up for the first time after you purchased the dog?

MAYHEM.

Is the dog an only child?

She has a step brother who lives in Columbus, OH (Ogi)

Does your dog bite or lick the mailman?

“What’s a mailman?” – Tippy

Nappers vs Players?

Perfect combination of both.

What words do they know?

Sit, stay, “no, no, NOOOOOOO!” “COME HERE!”

What tricks can they do?

Sit, shake, other shake, lay down.

Do they prefer mud or baths?

Oh mud, for sure.

Describe your dog’s personality in 5 words-

Pesty, nosey, vocal, out-going, happy

Who are your dog’s best friends? Any neighborhood animals?

Andy, Nellie, Pnewman, Ogi & Ella

Where does your dog sleep?

She has no boundaries.

What’s your sleeping style? Don’t disturb the dog, or don’t disturb me?

If you want to sleep in, don’t wake the dog.

Is there anything your dog won’t do?

She won’t eat vegetables.

Does your dog have any favorite TV shows?

She doesn’t have cable.

What makes your dog bark?

Men.

What is the funniest thing that your dog does?

Whenever someone gets up off the couch, she steals their spot.

How would you describe your personal style?

Casual, simple, active.

What is your dog’s #AEOStyle?

W I L D F U R C H I L D

What do you think of your dog’s outfit?

Outrageous + fun.

When you heard American Eagle was coming up with a clothing line what were your first thoughts?

Initially I thought it was pretty wild, a dog clothing line?! I’m pretty excited that we can coordinate!

Where would your dog wear American Beagle Outfitters?

The sidewalk is her runway.

What would be the perfect look for you to match your dog?

She’s active just like me! We run a lot together. So anything that is versatile enough to look good and be functional to wherever our day leads us!

 Follow Tippy:

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Want to show off your dog’s style? Then use #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for the chance to see your pup on AE.com.

Meet the Dog: Wilco

Introducing you to Wilco, one of the models for our new collection, American Beagle Outfitters. We asked his owner questions about Wilco so we could learn more about the crazy and mischievous dachshund starring in our campaign.

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Dog Name:

Wilco (Willie) Leedy

Dog Age:

Seven

Dog Breed:

Standard Dachshund

Tricks for Treats?

Will jump up for treats.

Why did you think your dog would be a good model for our newest line?

I thought Wilco would be a good model for your newest line, because he embodies that everyday style that dogs all around are searching for.

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Wilco checking out his casting picture

What are your dog’s favorite places to hang out?

Wilco’s favorite place to hang out is in the kitchen.

Does your dog have any shameful secrets?

No, not really! Wilco likes to keep it real most of the time.

What’s your dog’s most embarrassing moments?

Wilco’s most embarrassing moments are when he tries to hang with the bigger dogs, because although he is a tiny dog he tries to act like the big ones which never really works out.

What is your dog’s favorite outfit to wear?

Wilco loves to relax in his hot dog costume!

Would you recommend American Beagle Outfitters to other dogs?

Already have.

Is your dog single or attached?

Neither, Wilco seems to attract lots of ladies.

Ride in the car vs. Walk in the park?

Walk in the park

Rope vs. Fetch?

Fetch

Favorite treat?

Snausage

What’s your best memory with your dog?

My best memory is going to the beach with him and playing catch.

Why did you pick this specific dog?

My dad had a dream he wanted a dachshund so we knew it was meant to be!

What was it like seeing him/her up for the first time after you purchased the dog?

It was so cute! Wilco was so tiny he could fit in the palm of your hand.

Is the dog an only child?

No! Wilco has an older sister Maggie.

Does your dog bite or lick the mailman?

He only barks, would never bite.

Nappers vs Players?

Wilco is most definitely a player!

What words do they know?

Sit (only if my dad says it), Potty, but most of all food!

What tricks can they do?

Wilco doesn’t know how to do much of anything besides eat.

Do they prefer mud or baths?

Mud!

Describe your dog’s personality in 5 words-

Crazy, lovable, mischievous, stubborn, and criminal.

Who are your dog’s best friends? Any neighborhood animals?

His sister Maggie.

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Besties on the set of the American Beagle Outfitters photo shoot

Where does your dog sleep?

In the bathroom.

What’s your sleeping style? Don’t disturb the dog, or don’t disturb me?

Don’t disturb me.

Is there anything your dog won’t do?

Not at all!

Does your dog have any favorite TV shows?

He loves the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. (He loves seeing Jiggy on the big screen!)

What makes your dog bark?

Any loud noise!

What is the funniest thing that your dog does?

One time he jumped up on the table and drank my dads rum and coke! lets just say he couldn’t walk straight for a while!

How would you describe your personal style?

“I like to be comfy and cute at the same time!”

What is your dog’s #AEOStyle?

He’s inspired by Preston [AEO's Director of Styling]! He would like to be Preston when he grows up.

What do you think of your dog’s outfit?

He loved his look.

When you heard American Eagle Outfitter’s was coming up with a clothing line what were your first thoughts?

“What took them so long and it must have been Preston’s idea because he’s a genius.”

Where would your dog wear American Beagle Outfitters?

Around town, the kennel, the groomers and to his vet check ups.

What would be the perfect look for you to match your dog?

Jeans and a tank top.

Want to show off your dog’s style? Then use #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for the chance to see your pup on AE.com.

 

Meet the Dog: Carson

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Introducing you to Carson — one of the models for our newest collection, American Beagle Outfitters. We asked his owner, Jessie, a few questions about Carson so we could learn more about this charismatic and affectionate puggle starring in our campaign.

Dog Name:

Carson

Dog Age:

Four years old

Dog Breed:

Puggle

Tricks for Treats?

He will do high fives for any treat/food.

Why did you think your dog would be a good model for our newest line?

He likes to smile.

What are your dog’s favorite places to hang out?

Outside laying in the sun.

Does your dog have any shameful secrets?

He likes to get tissues out of the bathroom garbage cans and string them throughout the house to get attention. He’s also deathly afraid of the vacuum cleaner.

What’s your dog’s most embarrassing moments?

When we hosted the first thanksgiving dinner at our house, he peed on my mom’s leg at the dinner table.

What is your dog’s favorite outfit to wear?

His bow tie…it’s a low maintenance way to look classy.

Would you recommend American Beagle Outfitters to other dogs?

Of course. It’s stylish and at a great price!

Is your dog single or attached?

Single and ready to mingle.

Ride in the car vs. Walk in the park?

Tough call! He likes both about the same.

Rope vs. Fetch?

Rope.

Favorite treat?

Cheese, apples, milk bones, granola bones – pretty much anything you put in front of him or anything that falls on the floor. It’s very hard to distinguish what he likes best.

What’s your best memory with your dog?

Cuddling with him when I first brought him home.

Why did you pick this specific dog?

I adopted him from the shelter and he was so sweet & cute. I also knew I wanted a beagle mix.

What was it like seeing him/her up for the first time after you purchased the dog?

Amazing! He was so scared and tame but that lasted for about one day and then he became crazy.

Is the dog an only child?

Yes and definitely acts like it.

Does your dog bite or lick the mailman?

No, only barks!

Nappers vs Players?

Napper!

What words do they know?

Sit, lay down, high five, bone, toy, kitty cat, (fill in the name)’s coming, let’s go on a walk, let’s go for a ride.

What tricks can they do?

Sit, lay down, high five…He has a pretty limited skill set.

Do they prefer mud or baths?

Mud.

Describe your dog’s personality in 5 words-

Foodie, ditsy, affectionate, smiley, charismatic.

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Carson, all smiles, while hanging out with one of his besties, Hank.

Who are your dog’s best friends? Any neighborhood animals?

Well obviously myself (I’m his BFF). But also his Aunt MacKenzie & Morgan & Dudley (his cousin, a dog).

Where does your dog sleep?

In his own bed half the night, in my bed the other half.

What’s your sleeping style? Don’t disturb the dog, or don’t disturb me?

Don’t disturb me.

Is there anything your dog won’t do?

He won’t come when called unless there’s food involved.

Does your dog have any favorite TV shows?

Not that I know of….he pretty much falls asleep any time we put the TV on.

What makes your dog bark?

People (especially kids/babies), dogs, random noises like the ice machine in the refrigerator.

What is the funniest thing that your dog does?

He sits on the laps of strangers when I’m walking him. It can be funny or embarrassing.

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 Carson sitting on his friend Morgan’s lap

How would you describe your personal style?

Casual yet feminine.

What is your dog’s #AEOStyle?

Preppy and comfortable.

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Carson and his mom Jessie, looking stylish for St. Patrick’s Day festivities

When you heard American Eagle Outfitters was coming up with a clothing line what were your first thoughts?

I couldn’t wait to go shopping!

Where would your dog wear American Beagle Outfitters?

The dog park, dinner dates, play dates, and special occasions.

What would be the perfect look for you to match your dog.

Preppy/trendy. I picture him in a button down with a bow tie and jeans.

Want to show off your dog’s style? Then use #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for the chance to see your pup on AE.com.

 

 

Designer Interview: Ernesto Fernandez

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Cargo shorts.. a must have staple for every guy’s closet for spring and summer year after year.  American Eagle Outfitters has so many fits and colors of the cargo short that it may be overwhelming to pick the perfect pair for you. So we reached out to our men’s shorts designer, Ernesto Fernandez to talk everything..cargo shorts!

Name:

Ernesto Fernandez

Can you tell us about the history of our cargo shorts?

Cargo shorts are an interpretation of real military garments and have become a signature piece for AEO.

AEO is one of the leaders in the Market for Cargo Shorts, historically we have provided multiple fits, details and price points for a broad customer base. There is a cargo short for every one out there.

Has the fabric we used changed over the years? Can you tell us how?

We have used twill cotton cloth for cargo shorts and cotton ripstop for our ripstop cargo. Fabric has changed in weight, we are lighter now than where we have been before, moving with the [fashion industry] market trends.

Any cool prints or colors you love this season?

I love the new neutrals such as Honey, Khaki Uniform, Mushroom and Shooting Olive and our Officer Camo is just the right print to have.

What is your favorite cargo short design?

I really like our new slim fit light weight cargo short  because it has a more taper, slim leg. This will be new for July 2014.

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We also asked our Director of Styling, Preston to share his favorite shorts this season.

1. AEO77 Cargo Short

2. Camp Cargo Short

3. Americana Cargo Short

4. Belted Camo Cutoff Short

What is the styling inspiration behind cargo shorts?

Traditional military garments..now incorporating work-wear and utility influences as well.

Why are cargo shorts a staple year after year?

Because it is a short that is versatile and comfortable and accommodate to so many situations. Our guy can dress it down with a T-shirt or a tank or dress it up with a button down shirt.

If you could recommend the one cargo short that every guy should have in his closet this season, which one would you suggest?

I’d like that to be the new light weight Slim.

What made you want to pursue textile design?

I was always drawn to texture and detail and looks at clothes ever since I can remember…my fathers’ jacket’s or mom’s coats. Also, clothing is such a personal purchase decision…when a guy picks one of our designs, we actually touch his world and everyday life.

What kind of projects do you find yourself working on from day to day?

Designing and making sure our product looks right at every stage of the approval process…from concept to fit, to color, to great product in the store.

Describe yourself:

Passionate,  a bit too much into detail!

Favorite destination:

Greece…so far.

Favorite quote:

“Treat others the way you’d like to be treated”

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Live life to it’s fullest because it’s too short and be happy.

Any the advice you’d offer aspiring technical designers?

Explore, be hands-on, challenge yourself, experiment and be true to yourself.

Love learning about our designers? Click here to learn more about the designer behind women’s swimwear, Sarah Cassar.

Meet the Dog: Olive

oliveIntroducing you to Olive — one of the models for our newest collection, American Beagle Outfitters. We asked her owner, Abbey, a few questions about Olive so we could learn more about this sassy sweet-heart starring in our campaign.

Dog Name:

Olive

Dog Age:

11 Months

Dog Breed:

Australian Shepherd

Tricks for Treats?

Will shake her paw for ANY food. Cheese is her favorite.

Why did you think your dog would be a good model for our newest line?

She likes to accessorize and has quite the sassy personality in front of a camera.

What are your dog’s favorite places to hang out?

Underneath the Ivy in our backyard or on top of our feet wherever we are at in the house.

Does your dog have any shameful secrets?

She hates the feeling of wet grass on her paws. So when its raining or has rained she will either do her best to hold it/pee on the sidewalk/hold it too long and then fail and pee on the hardwood floor.

What is your dog’s favorite outfit to wear?

She likes to wear bandannas or a bow on her collar.

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 Olive looking sassy wearing her red bow

Would you recommend American Beagle Outfitters to other dogs?

Absolutely! Who wouldn’t love dressing their pooch in stylish AEO wear?

Is your dog single or attached?

She’s currently in a long distance relationship with a Jack Russel named Jasper.

Ride in the car vs. Walk in the park?

Jog in the park!

Rope vs. Fetch?

Frisbee or Fetch!

Favorite treat?

Cheese

What’s your best memory with your dog?

Taking her on a long walk/swim at a reservoir near Lake Erie with her “Aunts” Phoebe and Fin. Olive was still a puppy and this was the last visit before Fin passed away. It was also Olive’s first time swimming.

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Olive having fun in the sun with Fin and Phoebe

Why did you pick this specific dog?

She was the most independent, confident and adventurous pup in her litter. She was also quite the cuddler.

What was it like seeing him/her up for the first time after you purchased the dog?

I had waited my entire life for a pet dog, I was ecstatic and it was hard to believe the day had finally arrived.

Is the dog an only child?

Yes, although she has her first human sibling on the way!

Does your dog bite or lick the mailman?

Jump up on and tries to lick his face

Nappers vs Players?

PLAYER

What words do they know?

Her name, treat, out, park, go get ___, our names

What tricks can they do?

Roll Over, Shake, Lay Down, Stay, Sit, Go Get___, “watch me”, come

Do she prefer mud or baths?

Hmm that’s a tough one neither really she loves snow. But mud at the dog park is preferred over the inevitable bath that follows.

Describe your dog’s personality in 5 words-

Loving, Loyal, Sassy, Independent, Energetic

Who are your dog’s best friends? Any neighborhood animals?

Her best friend is her “aunt” Phoebe..only a few months older, also an Aussie Shepherd.

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BFF’s

Where does your dog sleep?

She has her own bed, but starts out each night cuddling us before sleeping on her own bed.

What’s your sleeping style?

Don’t disturb the dog, or don’t disturb me? Don’t disturb the dog, I will let me leg fall asleep and not care.

Is there anything your dog won’t do?

So far, swimming in water that has waves freaks her out. We’ll see how this summer goes…

Does your dog have any favorite TV shows?

True Blood, she likes when the werewolves bark.

What makes your dog bark?

The laser pointer toy we have.

What is the funniest thing that your dog does?

Chase reflections around the house from passing cars on sunny days.

How would you describe your personal style?

Casual trendy.

What is your dog’s #AEOStyle?

Tomboy with a touch of girly glam

When you heard American Eagle Outfitters was coming up with a clothing line what were your first thoughts?

I was thrilled and couldn’t wait to see what they came up with.

Where would your dog wear American Beagle Outfitters?

Definitely on her evening walks through the neighborhood. Shes always running into new people who stop to say hi, or yell hello from their car windows, so she likes to look her best. Also to any fun family and friends gathering/special events like holidays.

What would be the perfect look for you to match your dog.

A blousy top with a pair of dark jeans.

Want to show off your dog’s style? Then use #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for the chance to see your pup on AE.com.

 

 

AEO Designer Interview: Sarah Cassar

AEO Designer Interview: Sarah Cassar

It’s swim season — and we are loving the fun prints on our swimwear this season! We interviewed Sarah Cassar, one of our women’s swimwear designers in our New York Design Office to tell us what inspired the print trends for spring. We also got an insight into her style and what pieces she recommends for Spring.

Name:

Sarah Cassar

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Sarah enjoying the sun on her NYC rooftop

Occupation:

Associate Designer: Swimwear and Dresses

Where are you from:

Sleepy Hollow, NY

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired all the swim trends this season?

I’ve always been an artistic and sporty person so designing clothing for young, fun active people is a perfect fit! I like to design things that I also want to wear. It’s great working for a company like American Eagle Outfitters, because it’s a lifestyle that I want to be a part of.

For swim, I like to have a few different suit options depending on what I am doing. I like scuba diving and my fiancé is teaching me how to surf so I need a couple suits that won’t fall off in a big wave. But I also love wearing a bathing suit as a layering piece in the summer even if you aren’t at the beach! So I need a couple fashion pieces that just look really sexy under a loose tank top.

The best way to get inspired for swim is to get out and do stuff! I like to see what people are wearing and how they are styling them. I’ve been to over 30 different countries so traveling has always been important to me. My recent beach trips have been to the islands off northern Columbia, Belize and the Cayman Islands.

This year we wanted to capture a few different stories. We have a tropical, festival, retro-femme, and black/white story to cover all the great trends that are happening. The best part of designing swim is working with our CAD (computer aided design aka pattern designers) team on the patterns. Swim patterns should always be bright, sunny, clean and cute! Swim is never serious, it always should be fun and happy. That’s the way I like to live my life-thinking about or being at the beach!

What do you love most about working in a creative field?

Our office! These people are the best to work with. Our production team, Kyla and Nia, always keep me laughing.

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Sarah and co-workers sporting swimwear at our New York Design Office

Any upcoming vacations planned that you are excited about?

I’m getting married this year and we are going on a Safari for our Honeymoon. We are still researching the best place to go in Africa. I’ve never been and there are so many options! I’d love to also go to Morocco and the Galapagos Islands.

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Sarah scuba diving with sea creatures 

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Someone once said that our generation will have four different careers, so go ahead and try new things and don’t be afraid to start over. I switched from Merchandising to Design and it was the right move for me!

And the advice you’d offer aspiring designers?

Push the envelope with your designs then pull it back just one step.

Three items on your AEO wish list -

1. Our woven printed easy layering dress—it makes a great beach cover up that you can wear on and off the shore!

2. The lace crossback tank, its great to wear to a concert or festival.

3. AEO Swim! I love our tropical pineapple prints (in-stores in April), they are so fun and fresh!

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Five items every girl should have this season- 

1. A bottom layer that’s okay to show- Wear a swimsuit off the beach or one of our cute lacy bralettes that are made to be seen.

2. A match back outfit–doesn’t matter if it’s with a skirt, pants, or romper.

3. A flirty dress–it has to warm up sometime soon in NY!

4. Delicate jewelry–fine piece are very feminine.

5. Really good friends to spend the summer with!

Where do you find inspiration?

Everywhere: friends, blogs, Pinterest, travel and nature. It’s important to combine inspiration from all over! When I see something that’s amazing, I make sure to make it feel new. Either I bring it together with other elements that are unexpected or use it in a new way.

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Sarah getting inspired at a flower market in Columbia

Wedges or Flats?

It’s a coin toss! I have a closet full of heels but they just don’t work for a girl on the go.

Twitter or Instagram?

Instagram.

Handle: SarahIsMyNameo

Love learning about our designers? Click here to learn more about the designer behind our Legend T-shirt, Stacey Lange.

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