As of May 5, 2018, the company operated 869 total stores worldwide, comprised of 285 Abercrombie & Fitch and abercrombie kids stores and 395 Hollister stores in the US, and 45 Abercrombie & Fitch and abercrombie kids stores and 144 Hollister stores internationally.
In fiscal 2017, the company opened 6 Abercrombie stores and 3 Hollister stores, and closed 31 Abercrombie stores and 8 Hollister stores. During the first quarter of fiscal 2018, the company opened 1 Hollister store in the US. For fiscal 2018, the company anticipates opening 21 full-price stores, including 11 in the US and 10 internationally, 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 2018 and 2031. In the US, Abercrombie stores average approximately 7,800 square feet, and Hollister stores average approximately 6,800 square feet. Internationally, Abercrombie stores average approximately 13,800 square feet, and Hollister stores average approximately 8,300 square feet.
|Total gross square feet (M)||6,710||6,710||7,007||7,292||7,517||7,736|
|Total gross square feet growth||-3.3%||-4.2%||-3.9%||-3.0%||-2.8%||-2.8%|
|Avg store gross sq ft||7,700||7,700||7,800||7,800||7,800||7,700|
|Avg store gross sq ft growth||-0.6%||-0.9%||-0.3%||0.9%||0.9%||1.6%|