As of Oct 28, 2017, the company operated 889 total stores worldwide, comprised of 304 Abercrombie & Fitch and abercrombie kids stores and 396 Hollister stores in the US, and 44 Abercrombie & Fitch and abercrombie kids stores and 145 Hollister stores internationally.
In fiscal 2016, the company opened 11 Abercrombie stores and 9 Hollister stores, and closed 35 Abercrombie stores and 19 Hollister stores. The company closed 5 net Abercrombie stores and 3 net Hollister stores during the first nine months of 2017. During fiscal 2017, the company anticipates opening 6 full-price stores and 2 outlet stores, while closing 60 stores in the US through natural lease expirations.
All stores are located in leased facilities, primarily in shopping centers in North America, Europe and Asia, which expire at various dates between 2017 and 2031. In the US, Abercrombie stores average approximately 7,800 square feet, and Hollister stores average approximately 6,900 square feet. Internationally, Abercrombie stores average approximately 14,600 square feet, and Hollister stores average approximately 8,400 square feet.
|Total gross square feet (M)||6,880||7,007||7,292||7,517||7,736||7,958|
|Total gross square feet growth||-4.7%||-3.9%||-3.0%||-2.8%||-2.8%||2.3%|
|Avg store gross sq ft||7,000||7,800||7,800||7,800||7,700||7,600|
|Avg store gross sq ft growth||-10.4%||-0.3%||0.9%||0.9%||1.6%||1.7%|