Greetings by cutie at Abercrombie store?

  • beaujangle

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    Apr 24, 2009 1:06 PM GMT
    Is it true that in Abercrombie stores, there's a cute guy standing at the door greeting you?
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    Apr 24, 2009 1:15 PM GMT
    You're thinking of Wal*Mart, and it's an old lady.

    Seriously, I've never seen anyone specifically assigned to do that in any A&F I've entered, though a lot of their salespeople are young & good looking, and might greet you in passing as they walk around the store. That's IF they're in a good mood; some people think A&F has terrible customer service. Regardez:



  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 24, 2009 1:17 PM GMT
    Nope, when I've been in the A&F in Wichita, the only thing that greets you is the dance music..... sometimes you have to go to the counter just to get basic questions answered.
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    Apr 24, 2009 1:34 PM GMT
    Most of the AFs I've been into have a shirtless male and scantily clad female greeter at the door. But, this has mainly been at flagship stores and around the holidays. The ones I can remember off hand have been Mall of Georgia, Short Hills New Jersey, Houston Galleria and Aventura Mall in Florida.

    Sometimes at the smaller stores, I still see guys standing at the entrance greeting, but not shirtless.
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    Apr 24, 2009 1:52 PM GMT
    halltd saidMost of the AFs I've been into have a shirtless male and scantily clad female greeter at the door. But, this has mainly been at flagship stores and around the holidays. The ones I can remember off hand have been Mall of Georgia, Short Hills New Jersey, Houston Galleria and Aventura Mall in Florida.

    Sometimes at the smaller stores, I still see guys standing at the entrance greeting, but not shirtless.

    I've been to 3 of those malls a number of times, only exception being the Mall of Georgia. The Aventura isn't very far from me now, will have to drop into their A&F just to see if they have a greeter working. Ordinarily I seldom go into them, I feel totally out of place as an older guy, though some of their button-up Oxford shirts have a surprisingly preppy look I like to wear.
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    Apr 24, 2009 2:25 PM GMT
    I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure all AF stores have shirtless greeters on Black Friday. Like I said, I've only noticed the shirtless greeters around the holidays. Other times, it is totally random. Sometimes there's a dude standing there, sometimes the store is completely empty.
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    Apr 24, 2009 2:53 PM GMT
    The New York store has MULTIPLE shirtless guys and is actually a good laugh to visit.

    The other Abercrombie's I've been too (Virginia, Florida) just have good-looking staff.

    More often than not, the loud dance music and overpowering scent of their perfumes is too much to bear. They actually SPRAY the clothes all day with that stuff.
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    Apr 24, 2009 3:19 PM GMT
    A&F is dead.

    Oh...and so is mall culture.
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    Apr 24, 2009 3:27 PM GMT
    I've only noticed skanky girls who flirt with me at the front of the A&F store the two times I've been. It made me very uncomfortable. I hate A&F with a passion. The one thing that unmistakably greets you when you enter is that horrible smell they pump into the air. Gag icon_sad.gif
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    Apr 24, 2009 3:29 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidNope, when I've been in the A&F in Wichita, the only thing that greets you is the dance music..... sometimes you have to go to the counter just to get basic questions anwered.


    That's the best part of A&F! It's not rocket science to buy clothes and I despise someone following me when I'm doing so. If I need something or have a question, I'm perfectly fine with finding someone to ask or I just leave.
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    Apr 24, 2009 3:36 PM GMT
    Our A&F has pretty friendly service. Though I've never seen the hunky shirtless greeters everyone talks about they usually some floor staff milling about trying to do more than just look good who will usually come over once you walk in and say hi.
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    Apr 24, 2009 3:39 PM GMT
    I actually work at AF. the flagship store in NYC. we have a shirtless male model at the front of the store everyday, we also have two additional models at the front door that control the flow of patrons into the store (for fire code reasons). there is also a female model with a polaroid camera that will take your picture with the shirtless male model if you so desire.

    Inside the store all models are trained to greet as many customers as possible. on every floor at the entrance to the floor there is a model greeting every person that comes up the stairs. the gender of the model depends on the clothes in the room in which they are in front of.

    As for the fragrance, it is actually continually sprayed in the rooms all day long buy automatic spritzers you will see them on the ceiling, and we aso have people that their sole job is to go around spraying the clothes and the mannequins.

  • sportsjockla

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    Apr 24, 2009 3:41 PM GMT
    I saw a pretty cute shirtless model at the A&F store at the Grove in Hollywood this weekend.
  • Bunjamon

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    Apr 24, 2009 4:41 PM GMT
    chungo44 saidAs for the fragrance, it is actually continually sprayed in the rooms all day long buy automatic spritzers you will see them on the ceiling, and we aso have people that their sole job is to go around spraying the clothes and the mannequins.


    Does anyone ever complain that it just REEKS inside those stores, though? I can barely even walk within 20 feet of one without feeling like I'm going to pass out from all that perfume.
  • gymguy81

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    Apr 24, 2009 4:59 PM GMT
    its a company policy kinda but they cant oficcialy say it they will hire less atractive staff and put them as early morning stock
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    Apr 24, 2009 5:08 PM GMT
    I think it smells good lol
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    Apr 24, 2009 5:10 PM GMT
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    i've seen them everytime i was in london, actually exactly these guys



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    Apr 24, 2009 5:12 PM GMT
    Bunjamon said
    Does anyone ever complain that it just REEKS inside those stores, though? I can barely even walk within 20 feet of one without feeling like I'm going to pass out from all that perfume.


    When I worked at Abercrombie Kids it was required to spritz every mannequin mold 3 times, twice per day. A&F offers the only colognes anyone every picks out and compliments on.
  • Rookz

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    Apr 24, 2009 5:13 PM GMT
    RuggerATX saidA&F is dead.

    Oh...and so is mall culture.


    Yes! I just hope so for its a racist company!
  • Bunjamon

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    Apr 24, 2009 5:18 PM GMT
    basti83 saidfitchDM0604_228x334.jpg

    i've seen them everytime i was in london, actually exactly these guys



    If that doesn't make a gay guy want to buy clothes, I don't know what would.
  • Rookz

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    Apr 24, 2009 5:21 PM GMT
    Bunjamon said

    If that doesn't make a gay guy want to buy clothes, I don't know what would.


    The overpriced crap that they sell.
  • metalxracr

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    Apr 24, 2009 5:34 PM GMT
    chungo44 saidI actually work at AF. the flagship store in NYC. we have a shirtless male model at the front of the store everyday, we also have two additional models at the front door that control the flow of patrons into the store (for fire code reasons). there is also a female model with a polaroid camera that will take your picture with the shirtless male model if you so desire.

    Inside the store all models are trained to greet as many customers as possible. on every floor at the entrance to the floor there is a model greeting every person that comes up the stairs. the gender of the model depends on the clothes in the room in which they are in front of.

    As for the fragrance, it is actually continually sprayed in the rooms all day long buy automatic spritzers you will see them on the ceiling, and we aso have people that their sole job is to go around spraying the clothes and the mannequins.



    I don't wear AF, but I do like their Jeans I may buy some. But the smell.. I think I'm the only person in the world that is in love with the smell!! I go in A&F every time I see one and its not to buy clothes, its for the smell!

    I wish my house smelled like an A&F store, I think they should sell those spritzers online I'd buy them! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 24, 2009 5:34 PM GMT
    withHonor said
    The overpriced crap that they sell.


    No more overpriced than the crap they sell at Express, H&M, Armani, or other trendy clothing stores.
  • Bunjamon

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    Apr 24, 2009 5:34 PM GMT
    Trance24 said
    withHonor said
    The overpriced crap that they sell.


    No more overpriced than the crap they sell at Express, H&M, or Armani, or other trendy clothing stores.


    Are you kidding? At H&M you can buy a t-shirt for $9, the cheapest t-shirt you can get at A&F is closer to $30. H&M is cheeeeeap.


    An article about the death of Abercrombie in the New York Times:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/23/fashion/23TEENS.html?_r=1&hpw
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    Apr 24, 2009 5:49 PM GMT
    I just keep walking... the music and the fragrance is distracting enough... The AF Brand doesn't even intrest me. Its amazing because they will get these amercian kids with Hollister, Ruhel, and now Osta + Martin own by the same company. Its stupid casual amercian branding.