Dora the Explorer

Dora the Explorer (left) and Boots are the series' protagonists. The Grumpy Old Troll lives under a bridge and requires Dora and Boots to solve a riddle in order to cross it.

Dora the Explorer is an American animated television series for preschool-age children that is broadcast on Nickelodeon in the United States. A pilot episode for this series aired in 1999. Dora the Explorer became a regular series in 2000. The show was created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner. The series not only on Nick, but also on CBS on Saturday mornings and Noggin as well.

Characters

Dora

Dora the Explorer tells the story of Dora Marquez, a seven-year old Latina who ventures forth on various simple but important quests. Dora's exact national origin remains vague because no specific Latin American country is ever mentioned. In any case, Dora speaks both Spanish and English. The location of Dora's home is also vague (however, most episodes show palm trees and mountains in the background so it is likely to be California or Mexico). Dora involves the other protagonists and the viewer of the show in the quest. At the end of each episode, Dora celebrates the completion of the quest with a song ("We Did It") and asks what the viewer's favorite obstacle or encounter was. Dora is voiced by Kathleen Herles. Dora's name is taken from the Spanish word Exploradora, which means explorer.

Boots

Dora's sidekick and best friend is Boots, a talking monkey who is 5½ years old. He wears red boots and loves to hold Dora's hand. Boots is voiced by Harrison Chad.

Swiper

Dora's quests are often complicated by a villainous fox named Swiper. Swiper is a masked thief. He usually attempts to steal an item which is necessary for Dora and Boots to complete their quest. In order to prevent Swiper from stealing whatever item Dora and Boots are carrying at the time, Dora first asks the audience if they see Swiper, then she leads them in saying, "Swiper, no swiping!" three times. In response, Swiper disappointedly snaps his fingers and says, "Oh, man!". However, if Dora and Boots fail to repeat the phrase in time, Swiper steals the item, throws it somewhere and gloats, "You're too late!" Dora and Boots must then retrieve the item so the quest can continue. Sometimes the retrieval of the item is itself the quest. Swiper is voiced by Marc Weiner.

Diego

Some more recently produced episodes have introduced Dora's cousin Diego, voiced by Felipe Dieppa. Diego is an intrepid young animal rescue worker and sometimes partners with Dora in her adventures. He has proved popular enough that Nickelodeon introduced a separate Diego series entitled Go, Diego, Go! in 2005.

Other characters

Other recurring human characters include Dora's mother (mami), father (papi), and grandmother (abuela). There are a number of minor, recurring animal characters such as Señor Tucan, Isa the iguana, Benny the bull, and Tico the squirrel. These characters can speak either Spanish or English. Additionally, the show features a number of anthropomorphic props, notably Dora's fat and ever-hungry backpack and the always-talking map. Sometimes there are also locomotives, boats and automobiles with speaking roles.

Educational value

The episodes are used to demonstrate and practice skills such as decision-making, following directions, mathematics (usually counting), music, physical coordination, and Anglo-Spanish bilingualism. While geography isn't directly taught, the concept of using a map to find one's way around is.

Dora the Explorer is currently still being produced. Dora and her companions are the subject of numerous books and other merchandise for children. The show is generally in English, although it is peppered with simple Spanish phrases in an effort to give young viewers a rather limited multicultural experience.

Foreign language versions of Dora the Explorer

As with most animated series made in the US, Dora the Explorer has been dubbed into many languages all over the world. The simplicity and repetitious nature of the episodes make this series especially well-suited for learning important phrases in a foreign language.

Spanish dub

In the Spanish language version, Dora la Exploradora, broadcast on the Telemundo network, Dora and Boots are speaking Spanish and other protagonists speaking and answering in English. Some Spanish episodes are available to US customers on VHS, and some DVDs have a Spanish track (including Dora's Egg Hunt).

French dub

In the French language version, Dora l'exploratrice, broadcast on the private French TV channel TF1, the bilingualism is Anglo-French, with Dora and Boots speaking French and other protagonists speaking and answering in English. Some French episodes are available to US customers on VHS from http://www.amazon.ca.

Japanese dub

In the Japanese language version, broadcast on Nick Japan, the bilingualism is Anglo-Japanese, with Dora and Boots speaking Japanese and other protagonists speaking and answering in English.

German dub

In the German language version, broadcast on the recently restarted German branch of Nickelodeon, the bilingualism is Anglo-German, analogously to the French and Japanese Version.

Irish dub

In the Irish language version, broadcast on the Irish Language station TG4, the bilingualism is Irish-Spanish, with Dora and Boots speaking in Irish and some other characters speaking Spanish as in the original.

Dutch dub

In the Dutch language version, broadcast on Nickelodeon (TV channel), the bilingualism is Dutch-English.

Dora the Explorer merchandise

Currently Cheerios is offering free Dora the Explorer the Game CDROMs in specially marked packages. However, customers in Quebec will only be able to use the French version. Also, there are many action figures and playsets available in many markets.

Trivia

Dora the Explorer became the first Latina balloon character in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 24th, 2005. It was the 79th anniversary of the parade.

Popularity

On one episode of Foster's Home for Imaginary friends, there is a Dora parody that Eduardo watches called Lauren is Explorin'.


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On one episode of Foster's Home for Imaginary friends, there is a Dora parody that Eduardo watches called Lauren is Explorin'. The interior design bears a likeness to the stores, furnished with dark wood and concrete floors, leather couches, and comfortably-worn rugs. It was the 79th anniversary of the parade. The campus includes a mess hall, fire pits, trails, a recreational center, and an Abercrombie & Fitch store, where marketing and design elements are developed. Dora the Explorer became the first Latina balloon character in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 24th, 2005. Set amid acres of forest, the compound features rustic, farm-styled structures with elements of modern architecture, a reflection of the company's outdoorsy roots. Also, there are many action figures and playsets available in many markets. In 2003, the company expanded its New Albany, Ohio headquarters (a suburb of Columbus)[1].

However, customers in Quebec will only be able to use the French version. The company will also begin expanding the brands internationally, expanding to Europe by 2006 and Japan by 2007. Currently Cheerios is offering free Dora the Explorer the Game CDROMs in specially marked packages. and RUEHL concepts to act as its primary growth vehicles in the U.S. In the Dutch language version, broadcast on Nickelodeon (TV channel), the bilingualism is Dutch-English. As the Abercrombie & Fitch brand reaches its full growth potential in the U.S., the company is depending on the Hollister Co. In the Irish language version, broadcast on the Irish Language station TG4, the bilingualism is Irish-Spanish, with Dora and Boots speaking in Irish and some other characters speaking Spanish as in the original. The company has expressed interest in developing a fifth concept, though there are no confirmed plans to introduce another brand to the market in the near future.

In the German language version, broadcast on the recently restarted German branch of Nickelodeon, the bilingualism is Anglo-German, analogously to the French and Japanese Version. Abercrombie & Fitch operates three additional concept stores: abercrombie (Abercrombie Kids), a smaller version of the original chain which aims to attract patrons ages 7-14; Hollister Co., which sells California-inspired apparel to attract patrons 14-18; and RUEHL, which sells business casual and leather goods to target ages 22-30. In the Japanese language version, broadcast on Nick Japan, the bilingualism is Anglo-Japanese, with Dora and Boots speaking Japanese and other protagonists speaking and answering in English. As part of the settlement terms, A&F agreed to pay $40 million to rejected applicants and affected employees, institute policies and programs that promote diversity in its workforce and advertising campaigns, appoint a Vice President of Diversity, hire 25 recruiters to seek minority employees, and discontinue the practice of recruiting employees at primarily white fraternities and sororities. Some French episodes are available to US customers on VHS from http://www.amazon.ca. The company agreed to an out of court settlement of the class action suit. In the French language version, Dora l'exploratrice, broadcast on the private French TV channel TF1, the bilingualism is Anglo-French, with Dora and Boots speaking French and other protagonists speaking and answering in English. Abercrombie & Fitch — accused the company of discriminating against minority employees by offering desirable positions to white employees.

Some Spanish episodes are available to US customers on VHS, and some DVDs have a Spanish track (including Dora's Egg Hunt). A 2004 lawsuit — Gonzales v. In the Spanish language version, Dora la Exploradora, broadcast on the Telemundo network, Dora and Boots are speaking Spanish and other protagonists speaking and answering in English. For several years, Abercrombie & Fitch has faced accusations of discrimination against minority employees. The simplicity and repetitious nature of the episodes make this series especially well-suited for learning important phrases in a foreign language. In November 2005, the Women & Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania launched a "girl-cott" of the store for selling T-shirts bearing phrases like "Who needs a brain when you have these?" The campaign went national on NBC's Today Show, and the company pulled the shirts from stores on November 5, 2005. As with most animated series made in the US, Dora the Explorer has been dubbed into many languages all over the world. The company stopped selling the shirt in October of 2004 after USA Gymnastics president Bob Colarossi announced a boycott of Abercrombie & Fitch for mocking the sport.

The show is generally in English, although it is peppered with simple Spanish phrases in an effort to give young viewers a rather limited multicultural experience. The second incident involved another t-shirt with the phrase "L is for Loser" written next to a picture of a male gymnast on the rings. Dora and her companions are the subject of numerous books and other merchandise for children. West Virginia governor Bob Wise spoke out against the company for depicting "an unfounded, negative stereotype of West Virginia," but the shirts were not removed. Dora the Explorer is currently still being produced. The first incident involved a shirt featuring the phrase, "It's All Relative in West Virginia," an apparent jab at incest relations in the rural South. While geography isn't directly taught, the concept of using a map to find one's way around is. More T-shirt controversy occurred twice in 2004.

The episodes are used to demonstrate and practice skills such as decision-making, following directions, mathematics (usually counting), music, physical coordination, and Anglo-Spanish bilingualism. The underwear included phrases like "Eye Candy" and "Wink Wink" printed on the front. Sometimes there are also locomotives, boats and automobiles with speaking roles. That same year, the children's clothing division removed a line of thong underwear sold for girls in pre-teen children's sizes after parents mounted nationwide storefront protests. Additionally, the show features a number of anthropomorphic props, notably Dora's fat and ever-hungry backpack and the always-talking map. The company discontinued the designs and apologized after a boycott by Asian-American student groups. These characters can speak either Spanish or English. One shirt featured the slogan "Wong Brothers Laundry Service—Two Wongs Can Make It White" with smiling figures in conical hats, a 1900s popular-culture depiction of Chinese immigrants.

There are a number of minor, recurring animal characters such as Señor Tucan, Isa the iguana, Benny the bull, and Tico the squirrel. In 2002, controversy erupted over shirts featuring caricatures of Asians and other ethnic groups. Other recurring human characters include Dora's mother (mami), father (papi), and grandmother (abuela). The company's clothing has also been the subject of criticism. He has proved popular enough that Nickelodeon introduced a separate Diego series entitled Go, Diego, Go! in 2005. In 2004, "A&F Magazine", a comparatively tame collection of photos and essays about rising celebrities, replaced the publication altogether. Diego is an intrepid young animal rescue worker and sometimes partners with Dora in her adventures. In 2003, an array of religious organizations, women's rights activists, and Asian-American groups organized boycotts and protests over the publication, and the "Christmas Edition" of the catalog was removed from stores.

Some more recently produced episodes have introduced Dora's cousin Diego, voiced by Felipe Dieppa. The publication was also criticized on moral grounds, for featuring sexually explicit interviews with porn stars, and articles that, according to critics, glamorized alcohol consumption, group sex, homosexuality, and self-performed oral sex. Swiper is voiced by Marc Weiner. Several states threatened to pursue legal action, though the company was never charged with violating any related statutes. Sometimes the retrieval of the item is itself the quest. Despite a company policy restricted sale of the publication to adults, critics charged that the publication was readily sold to minors. However, if Dora and Boots fail to repeat the phrase in time, Swiper steals the item, throws it somewhere and gloats, "You're too late!" Dora and Boots must then retrieve the item so the quest can continue. It featured photographs of attractive young male and female models, often partially or scantily dressed, posing in pairs or groups, which many likened to softcore pornography.

In response, Swiper disappointedly snaps his fingers and says, "Oh, man!". The A&F Quarterly became a lightning rod for controversy shortly after it was published. In order to prevent Swiper from stealing whatever item Dora and Boots are carrying at the time, Dora first asks the audience if they see Swiper, then she leads them in saying, "Swiper, no swiping!" three times. The company's playful, homoerotic marketing made Abercrombie & Fitch a destination for the gay market in the late 1990s, though the company denies that it ever made a concerted effort to market to gay customers. He usually attempts to steal an item which is necessary for Dora and Boots to complete their quest. A&F TV was originally developed to run on cable television and on monitors in Abercrombie & Fitch stores, but currently is offered only on the company's website. Swiper is a masked thief. In 1999, the company rolled out "A&F TV", a feature that spotlights young people engaged in sports and leisure activities.

Dora's quests are often complicated by a villainous fox named Swiper. Print advertisements for the A&F Quarterly appeared in Interview and Out magazines in addition to Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair. Boots is voiced by Harrison Chad. The racy publication made a splash with young customers and had one of the highest circulation rates among young adults of any magazine in the late 1990s. He wears red boots and loves to hold Dora's hand. The publication was a hybrid magazine and catalog (company officials referred to it as a "magalog".) and featured advice columns, articles about college life, and—most famously—the highly sexual fine art work of photographer Bruce Weber. Dora's sidekick and best friend is Boots, a talking monkey who is 5½ years old. The most conspicuous of the company's lifestyle branding efforts was its now-defunct magazine, A&F Quarterly, which the company published from 1997 to 2003.

Dora's name is taken from the Spanish word Exploradora, which means explorer. For years, brand representatives were required to wear only Abercrombie & Fitch clothing, but such regulations have been loosened following lawsuits. Dora is voiced by Kathleen Herles. The stores are also staffed with attractive "brand representatives", young salespeople who embody the Abercrombie & Fitch lifestyle: attractive, athletic, popular, enthusiastic, and outgoing. At the end of each episode, Dora celebrates the completion of the quest with a song ("We Did It") and asks what the viewer's favorite obstacle or encounter was. The stores are plastered with photos of physically attractive young models, blast loud dance music through powerful speakers, and smell of the company's signature cologne. Dora involves the other protagonists and the viewer of the show in the quest. Abercrombie & Fitch aggressively positions itself as a "lifestyle brand"—a brand that embodies the values and appeal of a desirable way of living.

The location of Dora's home is also vague (however, most episodes show palm trees and mountains in the background so it is likely to be California or Mexico). The company will add additional stores in Canada during the next several years and plans to open stores in Europe and Asia by 2007. In any case, Dora speaks both Spanish and English. stores in that country. Dora's exact national origin remains vague because no specific Latin American country is ever mentioned. The company marked its expansion into Canada in January of 2006, opening two Abercrombie & Fitch stores and three Hollister Co. Dora the Explorer tells the story of Dora Marquez, a seven-year old Latina who ventures forth on various simple but important quests. The company is currently expanding its Los Angeles flagship store at The Grove at Farmers Market.

. The four-level store is the largest in the chain and is located on 56th street and 5th Avenue, alongside boutiques by luxury retailers such as Fendi, Prada, and Chanel. The series not only on Nick, but also on CBS on Saturday mornings and Noggin as well. In November of 2005, the company completed construction of its flagship Fifth Avenue location in New York City. The show was created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner. Such efforts appear to be working: Abercrombie & Fitch logged an impressive 29% increase in same-store sales in December 2005, while most other specialty retailers experienced only moderate advances. Dora the Explorer became a regular series in 2000. In order to fend off what analysts often called the "cannibalizing" effect that Hollister is having on the flagship chain, Abercrombie & Fitch has attempted to differentiate itself from its sister brand by raising price-points, introducing a line of higher-end merchandise called "Ezra Fitch," and establishing strategies to limit the intrusion of Hollister into key Abercrombie & Fitch markets.

A pilot episode for this series aired in 1999. The rapid expansion of the chain from 1999-2003, in addition to the introduction of the company’s more moderately-priced concept Hollister Co., arguably contributed to a decrease in same-store sales (an important measure of retail performance) across the chain during that time period. Dora the Explorer is an American animated television series for preschool-age children that is broadcast on Nickelodeon in the United States. As of 2003, sales were $345/ft² ($3700/m²). Throughout the 1990s, Abercrombie & Fitch enjoyed sales of over $400/ft² ($4300/m²) —high by retail standards—but that number has dropped significantly in recent years. The company has opted to build only large stores, averaging 8,000 to 20,000 square feet (700 to 2,000 m²) in high-volume retail centers around the country.

(Women's retail normally outperforms men's by a ratio of about 2:1, though in certain markets the difference is greater or less.) The company designates Volume A stores, usually in major cities and tourist destinations, as "elite" or "super-elite." There are three super elite (AA) stores (Ala Moana in Hawaii, Aventura in Florida, and South Street Seaport in New York City) and less than thirty elite (A) stores in the chain. A store can have different tier designations for its men's and women's sides. Some small stores are relatively high volume, but lack the floor space needed to support the entire line. A store's tier level is independent of its volume, since allocation is often dependent on available area of selling space.

Tier 1 stores receive all of the current items in all styles and colors, for example, while lower tier stores are sent less merchandise in a smaller range of sizes and colors. Tier level determines what selection of the current clothing line is sent to a store. The company manages merchandising, distribution, and sales by assigning each store a tier level (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5) and a volume level (A, B, C, D, E, or F). Apparel is laid out so that customers can feel the fabrics, contributing to the sensory experience offered in-store.

Older merchandise is shuffled around to provide a different presentation for frequent customers each time they enter the store, while new items are generally placed out in the front rooms for display. Every week, each store is sent a booklet—often over 100 pages long—detailing the exact specifications for placing merchandise on the sale floor. Merchandising is managed in a similar fashion. Abercrombie & Fitch has become notorious for loud, pulsing dance music, often eliciting complaints from mall operators and tenants for disrupting other customers and stores.

Every store plays the same pre-produced music segment for a period of four to five weeks and has instructions on how loud the music is to be played at certain times of the day or week. Each store is spritzed daily with men’s cologne in order to ensure a pleasant sensory experience. The company also specifies in painstaking detail how lighting, layout, visual displays, marketing, and fixtures are to be placed and used in every store. Factors such as visual presentation, music, and fragrance are not left to chance.

The company strictly regulates the store environment in an effort to provide a consistent, pleasureful experience for customers in a manner that can be replicated in each store. Because it spends little on external advertising, the company depends upon the store experience to help define the brand. Abercrombie & Fitch has complete control over the design and production of its merchandise, stores, and marketing. The company is in the process of converting all of its chain store concepts into canoe stores.

Unlike the chain store, which typically has a wider storefront and two entrances, the canoe store has one main entrance and is walled off into at least five rooms. A moose head is mounted above the cashwrap and a canoe is mounted in the main room of each canoe store. The interior features gray walls, white molding, polished concrete and black wood floors, metal fixtures, and large pictures of scantily-clad models. The canoe store is recognized by a white facade, navy blue awnings, and solid metal and glass doors.

However, the company introduced a new store concept (referred to as the "canoe store" concept) in the late 1990s to accommodate its rapid growth. The store resembled a hunting lodge, with plaid carpeting, dark wood fixtures, and antler chandeliers. The original store concept (referred to as the "chain store" concept) hearkened back to the outdoorsy image of company's early years. In 1996, The Limited took Abercrombie & Fitch public on the New York Stock Exchange and gradually phased out its ownership of the company.

Careful marketing made the brand synonymous with wealth and status among young patrons. The store quickly became successful, and by the mid-1990s, there were dozens of Abercrombie & Fitch stores in the United States. The clothing produced in the 1990s was fairly consistent with the brand's preppy image and tended to be less trend-driven than today's offerings, which bear significantly less resemblence to traditional Northeastern prep school apparel. Labels on clothing reinforce the company’s image as a casual luxury merchandiser and emphasize the quality and durability of the product.

Much like Ralph Lauren (whose style is frequently evoked in Abercrombie & Fitch’s apparel), the clothing is fairly predictable: woven shirts, denim, miniskirts, cargo shorts, wool sweaters, polo shirts, and t-shirts can be found in most collections. Abercrombie & Fitch is a self-proclaimed "casual luxury" retailer. The company began opening stores in upscale malls across America in the early 1990s, targeting teenagers and college students aged 18-24 from higher-income families. Over the next decade, Abercrombie & Fitch was carefully rebuilt as a teen apparel merchandiser.

The Limited had been successful in rolling out new concept stores, such as Express, which sold women's clothing, and Victoria's Secret, which sold lingerie and beauty products. (now called Limited Brands) acquired Abercrombie & Fitch, determined to reinvigorate the ailing brand. In 1988, The Limited Inc. Oshman's, a sporting goods retailer, acquired Abercrombie soon thereafter, but the company continued to struggle.

Despite the chain's apparent success, the company began to falter financially in the 1960s and went bankrupt in 1977. The expansion continued through the 1960s, when the company opened new stores in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Short Hills, New Jersey; Bal Harbour, Florida; and Detroit, Michigan. In 1939, it adopted the slogan, "The Greatest Sporting Goods Store in the World." By 1958, the company operated stores in Chicago and San Francisco, wintertime-only stores in Palm Beach and Sarasota, Florida; and summertime-only stores in Bayhead, New Jersey; and Southampton, New York. Despite the change in ownership, Abercrombie & Fitch continued to expand.

In 1928, Ezra Fitch retired from the company. Talking was their pleasure and selling was performed only at the customers' insistence. The clerks hired at Abercrombie & Fitch were not professional salesmen, but rugged outdoorsmen. The fishing section of the store alone was stocked with over 48,000 flies and over 18,000 fishing lures.

It also included a desk that belonged to a fly- and bait-casting instructor who gave lessons at the pool, which was located on the roof. The eighth floor was dedicated solely to fishing, camping, and boating. The seventh floor included a gun room, stuffed game heads, and about seven hundred shot guns and rifles. On the sixth floor, there was a picture gallery and a bookstore that focused on sporting themes, a watch repair facility and a golf school, fully equipped with a resident professional.

The second through the fifth floors were reserved for clothing that was suitable for any climate or terrain. In the basement there was a shooting range, on the mezzanine there was paraphernalia for skiing, archery, skin-diving, and lawn games. The flagship store included many different amenities. Outside, a sign proclaimed, "Where the Blazed Trail Crosses the Boulevard.".

The store occupied the entire available space, making it the world's largest sporting goods store. moved yet again to a twelve-story building on Madison Avenue. In 1917, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. A&F became the first store in New York to supply such clothing to women as well as men.

By 1913, the store moved to a more fashionable and easily accessible midtown address just off Fifth Avenue, expanding its inventory to include sport clothing. In 1909, Abercrombie & Fitch mailed out over its 456 page catalog, which included outdoor clothing, camping gear, articles, and advice columns, to 50,000 customers worldwide. Part of Fitch's strategy to expand the company was the creation of a mail-order catalog. A campfire blazed in one corner, where an experienced guide was always in attendance, imparting valuable information to interested customers.

He set up a tent and equipped it as if it were out in the middle of the wilds of the Adirondacks. Instead, it was displayed as if in use. Stock was not hidden behind glass cabinets. Fitch determined that the store ought to have an outdoor feeling.

Fitch continued the business with other partners and was, for the first time, able to direct the company in a manner to his pleasing. In 1907, Abercrombie sold his share in the company to Fitch and returned to manufacturing outdoor goods. The two quarrelled frequently, often violently, even as the company grew increasingly successful. He was positive that the future of the business lay in expansion, selling the outdoors and its delights to more of the general public.

Fitch, on the other hand, was more of a visionary. Abercrombie was more conservative, content to continue the store as it was, selling professional gear to professional outdoorsmen. David Abercrombie and Ezra Fitch were stubborn, hot-tempered men, and both had vastly differing opinions on how best to run the establishment. The partnership, however, was ill-fated.

In 1904, the store became incorporated and the official name of the company was changed to Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Soon thereafter, the shop moved to a larger location at 314 Broadway St. Abercrombie accepted his offer, and Fitch joined as a partner. In 1900, Ezra Fitch, a wealthy New York lawyer and loyal customer, expressed a desire to buy into the growing company.

His clientele consisted mostly of professional hunters, explorers and trappers. It was his love of the great outdoors that inspired him to begin Abercrombie & Co., a shop dedicated to selling only the highest-quality camping, fishing and hunting gear. He was also an inventor, an ingenious designer of tents, rucksacks and other camping equipment. David Abercrombie, born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, was a former trapper, prospector, topographer and railroad surveyor.

Abercrombie & Fitch began as a small waterfront shop and factory in lower Manhattan in June 4, 1892. Other famous people to pass through Abercrombie & Fitch's doors include Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Greta Garbo, Katharine Hepburn, Clark Gable, and author Ernest Hemingway, who killed himself using a shotgun purchased at an Abercrombie & Fitch store. Every president from Theodore Roosevelt to Gerald Ford is said to have been outfitted by the company in some capacity (Teddy Roosevelt was an especially enthusiastic outdoorsman and Abercrombie & Fitch customer, and he frequently visited the store in preparation for his famous African safaris). Abercrombie & Fitch not only outfitted wealthy people, it also outfitted some of America's most influential leaders and celebrities on their excursions.

The company's clientele consisted of mainly big-game hunters, fishermen, and outdoorsmen. was one of the most popular retail stores for America's sporting elite. During the beginning of the 20th century, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. .

states (except Wyoming) and in the District of Columbia, and 3 stores in Canada. As of 2006, the company operated 351 Abercrombie & Fitch stores in all U.S. The merchandise is sold in retail stores throughout the United States, in catalogs, and online. Abercrombie & Fitch is a specialty retailer encompassing four concepts: Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie (Abercrombie Kids), Hollister Co., and Ruehl no.925.

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COO — Mike Kramer and John Lough (temporary, as of August 31 2005). VP of Logistics and Store Operations — John Lough. Exec. CFO — Mike Kramer.

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