7 things we love: Holiday Edition

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We’re getting in the spirit with a holiday-themed edition of 7 Things We Love. So grab a glass of eggnog, settle down in front of the fireplace and check out our top picks for the season (and be sure to let us know your favorite holiday things, too).

Wake Up In Fun PJ’s
There’s nothing better than waking up on Christmas morning (or, okay, any winter day really) in a set of really fun pajamas. For girls, we’re totally loving our Fair Isle Knit Legging (currently sold out online, but check your closest AEO for availability), especially when it’s paired with a too cute for words sequined penguin sweatshirt. And for guys, we can’t get enough of buffalo check this season (the “Iced Out” graphic on the T just adds to the festive feel).

Give An AEO Gift Card To Someone Special
Still stumped over what to buy for your brother/sister/mom/dad/BFF/etc? Why not give an AEO Gift Card? Whether you choose a traditional card, an E-Gift Card or a Mobile Gift Card, they’re always the perfect gift for everyone on your list. We’ve created tons of fun designs for them this year, and you can even personalize a digital greeting for the recipient! Just visit ae.com/giftcard from your phone to include a voice or text message with the card.

Download The Elf Stickers on Facebook Messenger
Want to make the Facebook messages you send a little more fun? The Elf stickers (yes, inspired by your favorite human elf) will have you laughing and messaging up a storm. All of the best lines from the movie are included, from “Santa! I know him!” and “I just like to smile!” to “You sit on a throne of lies!” and “I’m a cotton headed ninny muggins.” The only problem? You might get addicted to sending them.

Listen to “That’s Christmas To Me” By Pentatonix
Honestly? It’s hard to even choose a favorite song from this album. The intricate harmonies and awesome voices of this five-person a cappella group soar over some of the most loved Christmas songs and give them a fresh new twist. We’re especially digging “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” “Sleigh Ride” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”—but, really, you can’t go wrong with any of the songs on this album.

DIY A Hot Chocolate Bar
Come on, who doesn’t love hot chocolate on a cold winter day? We know we do. We scoured Pinterest this year for ideas on how to turn an empty space into a hot cocoa wonderland. Buy some marshmallows, cinnamon and peppermint sticks, some fancy mugs and maybe a stocking or two (oh, and lots of hot cocoa, of course)… and get ready to do some serious chocolate drinking!

Read How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Is it really the holidays without this gem by Dr. Seuss? It’s one of the most loved Christmas stories for a reason. So travel to Whoville with the grouchy, grumpy Grinch and go along on his journey toward discovering what Christmas is really about.

Watch Love Actually
We don’t know about you, but the holidays really haven’t begun until we watch this star-studded movie of intersecting plots and characters, filled with the spirit of joy, giving and love. (Not to mention a killer dance scene by Hugh Grant.) It warms our hearts more and more every year!

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AEO MIDNIGHT MADNESS 2014

We can’t believe its already that time of year again. Black Friday and holiday shopping are upon us which means the mall can get a bit crazy. If you’re planning on shopping Thanksgiving night until the sun comes up Friday morning, AEO has an exclusive Midnight Madness playlist created just for you.  Filled with song after song of upbeat and energetic melodies to keep you moving during your shopping escapade. Check out the full playlist below and be sure to follow us on Spotify. Happy Shopping!

 

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1. Basement Jaxx – Never Say Never
2. Cash Cash – Surrender
3. Cedric Gervais – Through the Night (Radio Edit)
4. Deniz Koyu – To The Sun – Radio Edit
5. Dillon Francis – When We Were Young
6. Ferry Corsten – Hyper Love (feat. Nat Dunn) [Radio Edit]
7. Galantis – You – Tiësto vs. Twoloud Radio Edit
8. Holy Ghost! – It’s Not Over (Dimitri from Paris Erodiskomix)
9. Ini Kamoze – All Night Til Daylight
10. Juventa – Superhuman – Radio Mix
11. Lucas Nord – Embrace Me Part II
12. Lush & Simon – City Of Lights – Official Radio Edit
13. NERVO – Irresistible – Radio Mix
14. Nora En Pure – True – Radio Mix
15. Owl City – Good Time – Adam Young Remix
16. R3hab – Raise Those Hands
17. R3hab – Ready For The Weekend ft. Ayah Marar – Radio Mix
18. Tritonal – Anchor – Radio Mix
19. Zedd – Find You – Tritonal Remix
20. 3LAU – How You Love Me
21. Armin Van Buuren – This Is What It Feels Like
22. Icona Pop – All Night – Dilemmachine and Tony Tone Radio Edit
23. Katy Perry – Walking On Air
24. Alesso – Heroes (we could be)
25. Ariana Grande – Break Free
26. Au Revoir Simone – Crazy
27. Avicii – Wake Me Up
28. Bastille – Pompeii – Audien Remix
29. Becky G – Shower
30. Breakbot – You Should Know – feat. Ruckazoid
31. Calvin Harris – Blame
32. Cash Cash – Lightning (feat. John Rzeznik)
33. Cash Cash – Take Me Home (feat. Bebe Rexha)
34. Classixx – All You’re Waiting For – feat. Nancy Whang
35. Cobra Starship – Never Been In Love (feat. Icona Pop)
36. Daft Punk – Technologic – Radio Edit
37. Daft Punk – Give Life Back to Music
38. Dillon Francis – Get Low
39. Emeli Sandé – Next to Me – MOTi BrightLight Mixshow Edit
40. Flo Rida – How I Feel – SCNDL radio mix
41. Foster The People – Best Friend
42. Gentlemen Hall – Sail Into The Sun
43. Icona Pop – All Night – Dilemmachine and Tony Tone Radio Edit
44. Justin Timberlake – Take Back the Night
45. Katy Perry – Birthday – Cash Cash Remix
46. La Roux – Bulletproof
47. Lovelife – Dying to Start Again
48. Martin Solveig – Hello
49. Meghan Trainor – Lips Are Movin
50. MisterWives – Reflections
51. Priyanka Chopra – In My City
52. Morgan Page – Your Love [feat. The Outfield]
53. Morgan Page – Carry Me
54. Rihanna – Right Now – Ralphi Rosario Radio Edit
55. Rita Ora – I Will Never Let You Down
56. Strange Talk – Morning Sun (Dillon Francis Remix)
57. Walk the Moon – Shut Up and Dance
58. will.i.am – #thatPOWER

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Flashback Friday- Refresh

If you’ve been to an AEO store on a Friday, you may have heard some of your favorite throwback tunes from the 90’s early 00’s. We received an overwhelming chunk of good news regarding the Flashback Friday Playlist, so we’ve included more tunes to give you a great start to your weekend. Check out the additions to the in-store playlist below and rock out in #AEOSTYLE.flash_back_friday800x800

1. Nelly – Air Force Ones
2. Snoop Dogg – Beautiful – Feat. Pharrell, Uncle Charlie Wilson
3. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
4. Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee) – Extended Remix
5. Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
6. Sugar Ray – Every Morning
7. LFO – Every Other Time – Radio Edit & Album Version
8. Pras – Ghetto Supastar (That is What You Are)
9. Kanye West – Gold Digger
10. Counting Crows – Hanginaround
11. Willa Ford – I Wanna Be Bad
12. Savage Garden – I Want You
13. Britney Spears – I’m a Slave 4 U
14. Sum 41 – In Too Deep
15. JAY Z – Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
16. Kelis – Milkshake
17. Robbie Williams – Millennium
18. New Found Glory – My Friends Over You
19. Lit – My Own Worst Enemy
20. Third Eye Blind – Never Let You Go (2008 Version)
21. 3LW – No More (Baby I’ma Do Right)
22. Miley Cyrus – Party In The U.S.A.
23. Technotronic – Pump Up the Jam
24. Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack – C & J Street Mix
25. Nelly – Ride Wit Me – Album Version (Edited)
26. The Offspring – Self Esteem
27. Eminem – The Real Slim Shady
28. Ace of Base – The Sign
29. The Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight
30. Chumbawamba – Tubthumping
31. Dashboard Confessional – Vindicated
32. Spice Girls – Wannabe – Radio Edit
33. Haddaway – What Is Love
34. blink-182 – What’s My Age Again?

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Music Monday: St. Lucia

This #MusicMonday, we’re bringing you an exclusive interview and behind the scenes photos of the super-talented, Peter Gabriel influenced and South African natives St. Lucia. Check out the interview below:

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Behind the scenes photos of St. Lucia on September 25th at Mr. Small’s Theater in Pittsburgh, PA

AEO:  People usually want to know what any artist’s influences are. But we’re going to make you narrow that down to the one album that truly affected your path in music.

St. Lucia:  I can easily say Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer’. It was a turning point in the whole way that I thought about music, and it’s still an incredibly impressive album today. My parents got it for me one Christmas because of a recommendation of some guy at a mall that they asked what they should get their son, and I remember listening to it the first time and it sounded like noise. I’d never heard anything remotely like it, and so I wanted to return it, but all the ships were closed because of Christmas weekend. So, I was forced to listen to it a few more times, and it started to open up to me. Eventually, I was listening to it nearly every single day a few times. It made me realize that music can be accessible, catchy and can act in a deeper and more cerebral level as well.

AEO:  Being a musician means traveling to a lot of different cities and playing to a lot of different crowds. Which place was your favorite and why?

St. Lucia:  Playing in South Africa was pretty incredible to me because when we did it, I hadn’t played there since I left about 12 years ago. My family all still lives there, and so it was incredibly moving to see all of my old friends and family in the audience, and get to hang out with them afterwards.

AEO:  Where was your first show together and what was it like?

St. Lucia:  Our first show was a secret show at Union Hall in Brooklyn. It was terrifying. We already had a fair bit of hype at that point, and so we felt a lot of pressure to do something great. I think that at that point we were more-or-less standing completely still on stage, at least compared to now.

AEO:  If you could bring just three things on tour, other than your equipment, what would they be?

 St. Lucia: Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Zebra Shirt.

AEO:  Anyone who’s seen any movies about rock bands knows that the tour bus can be like an extension of a wild backstage party or a place for band antics. Tell us the craziest or funniest tour bus story to date.

St. Lucia:  Our craziest one, was when we forgot to close the door of our trailer in Minneapolis on our Winter tour earlier this year. It was the coldest day in 100 years there, -40F, and we ended up driving 30 minutes with the trailer open. Fortunately for us, the only things that fell out were two suitcases. Things could have ended VERY badly.

AEO:  Describe a day in your life in five words.

St. Lucia:  Coffee, Music, Food, Sleep, Try-to-work-out- (In no particular order).

Love St. Lucia as much as we do? Then check out our in-store playlist which features their song, Closer Than This.

 

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Music Monday: De Lux Interview

For our final installment of AEO Up Next, we bring you the post-punk stylings of the LA-based duo, De Lux. The 22-year-olds, Sean Guerin and Isaac Franco met while skateboarding and after experimenting with a different band, decided to form the Talking Heads influenced project, De Lux.

Get to know more about how they met and what they thought of opening for Calvin Harris.  And be sure to check out the video for their song “Better at Making Time“.

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Sean Guerin and Issac Franco from De Lux

AEO: Can you name one album or artist that truly affected your path in music?

Sean: David Bowie’s “Low”

Isaac: I’m gonna have to go with, Television’s “Marquee Moon.”

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AEO:  Where was your first show together and what was it like?

De Lux:  Our first show together? It was at this café in Echo Park. We actually promoted the show as a different name, as Speedboat. That’s kind of like our secret name. It was a really small place. We had seven guys playing with us so it was really jam packed in there. It was really fun. There were like 50 people or something.

AEO:  Very cool. How long ago was that?

De Lux:  Our first show was probably just a little over a year ago.

AEO:  Can you tell me a little bit about how you found each other and started making music together?

De Lux:  Well, we met in high school. And Isaac was making hip-hop beats. But after high school was when we really started making music in my basement. And he would come over and record a little bit. Then I started a band with a girl and had Isaac play bass with us. Then maybe two years into that band, we just kind of started making the De Lux kind of stuff.

AEO:  Can you tell me the craziest or funniest tour bus story to date?

De Lux:  So we were in France, and we were playing a show opening up for Calvin Harris. And some dude came into our room. We were chilling in the green room after we played and the guy was like, whatever you guys are doing, when I call your name, you have to drop what you’re doing and go meet Calvin. And we were like, “ah, no. It’s cool.” And we just left.

Now that you’ve gotten to know De Lux a little bit better, get their #AEOSTYLE too!

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#AEOSTYLE inspired by De Lux

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1: Legend Henley T-Shirt
2: Dark Denim Jacket
3: Men’s Skinny Jean
4: Leather Strap Watch
5: Leather Belt
6: Denim Workwear Shirt
7: Canvas Sneaker
8: Skinny Jean- Tinted Red Overdye
9: Legend Crew T-Shirt

Want even more De Lux action? Check out their in-store curated playlist on Spotify.

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Music Monday: Aerie’s Fall Playlist

Much to our chagrin, summer is exiting and fall has officially arrived. But that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop bumping all of the party bangers and sexy R&B cuts that we’ve been loving year round. So, with our fall playlist, we’re featuring the likes of Jhene Aiko, Jessie J. and the adorable Ariana Grande. But we’re also throwing it back to our fave Baby Girl, Aaliyah with her anthem, “Back & Forth”. Along with what we’ve decided is our new anthem, Meghan Trainor’s “All About that Bass.” So addicting that one.

Leave your troubles behind and groove to these empowering jams with us!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!!

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