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Abercrombie & Fitch Celebrates Black Joy with Launch of Second “For Justice” Collection

July 9, 2021 GMT

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, July 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abercrombie & Fitch, a division of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), is proud to announce the launch of its latest “For Justice, For Joy” capsule. The gender-inclusive “For Justice” collection was first introduced in February with product that was co-designed by members of Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s BIPOC Associate Resource Group (ARG) and spoke to racial justice in the associates’ own words. The second capsule features Columbus, Ohio artist Francesca Miller’s artwork emblazoned across a series of tees to celebrate another reflection of Black experiences: Black joy. This collection is now available in stores and online at www.abercrombie.com.

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“There is more to our story,” said Miller. “We are beautiful beings. We don’t just cry — we laugh, too. We love. We dream. My work about Black joy documents that side of our story.”

“We were drawn to the joy, optimism, hope and power in Francesca’s work, as well as her talented spirit. We see that joy every day in her murals around Columbus, which is our own backyard. We hope this capsule, and the joy resplendent in all of Francesca’s work, serves as inspiration and power for us all to keep this momentum in the ongoing march toward equity, justice, respect, inclusion and dignity for Black communities,” said Fran Horowitz, CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
As an extension of Abercrombie’s Equity Project, the brand’s social justice and racial equity initiative, Abercrombie & Fitch will be donating the anticipated net proceeds from the collection to The Steve Fund, the nation’s leading organization devoted to supporting the mental health of young people of color.

To learn more about Abercrombie & Fitch’s “For Justice, For Joy” collection and the Abercrombie Equity Project, or to shop the latest capsule, visit the brand’s website at www.abercrombie.com. To view more of Francesca Miller’s work, follow her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/_callmefree. And to learn more about Abercrombie’s partner, The Steve Fund, and the amazing work they do in support of the mental health of young people of color, please visit www.stevefund.org.

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A&F cautions that any forward-looking statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) contained herein or made by management or spokespeople of A&F involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various important factors, many of which may be beyond the Company’s control. Words such as “estimate,” “project,” “plan,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements. Except as may be required by applicable law, we assume no obligation to publicly update or revise our forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties related to the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company and the factors disclosed in “ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS” of A&F’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2021, in some cases have affected, and in the future could affect, the company’s financial performance and could cause actual results for fiscal 2021 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any of the forward-looking statements included in this press release or otherwise made by management.

ABOUT ABERCROMBIE & FITCH
Abercrombie & Fitch believes every day should feel as exceptional as the start of the long weekend. Since 1892, the brand has been a specialty retailer of quality apparel, accessories and fragrance – designed to inspire our global customers to feel confident, be comfortable and face their Fierce.

Abercrombie & Fitch is the namesake brand of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), and is sold through more than 230 stores (includes abercrombie kids) worldwide and www.abercrombie.com globally.

Media Contact:
Cory Weaver, Ph.D.
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 586-2717
Public_Relations@anfcorp.com

Business Media Contact:
Kara Page
Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
(614) 283-6192
Public_Relations@anfcorp.com

Investor Contact:
Pam Quintiliano
Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
(614) 283-6877
Investor_Relations@anfcorp.com

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