Abercrombie & Fitch is an American brand name that was actually resurrected in the late 1980s. The company was founded by David Abercrombie and Ezra Fitch, in 1892 and it sold sports equipment and advanced travel from its location in Manhattan, New York. However, their company was closed in 1976. Miraculously the brand was resurrected in 1978 by the Oshman company for the sale of sporting goods to buy the company name. This company, which at that time operated primarily as a mail order company, running a number of boutiques in Beverly Hills, California, Dallas, Texas and New York, sold the brand to the American clothing company The Limited, which acquired the company name and operations in 1988, and rebranded the company as luxury clothing and style. Luxury lifestyle for the youth market. Currently, the company is based in Ohio and has over 300 stores across the United States. In addition, it has quite a few flag stores in Canada, Puerto Rico, Europe and Asia.