Tuesday, March 15, 2011

American Eagle Outfitters Has Landed in Hong Kong

Last Friday night, I had the very special opportunity to attend the launch party of the first American Eagle Outfitters' store opening in Hong Kong.  

Store launch party in Kowloon

Arriving fashionably late, my friends and I ended up having to wait in line to get in as the party was already in full swing. No matter though, the lovely people at American Eagle Outfitters Hong Kong provided those waiting to get in with complimentary champagne!

Waiting with champagne

Once we got in, my friend and I, along with the other party-goers, were showered with free drinks, dainty appetizers and a DJ spinning funky beats amid all the new American Eagle Outfitters merchandise. Things got a bit crowded between the aisles of clothes and displays but everyone was generally in a happy, party mood.

A quiet corner at the AEO launch party

Standing among the quintessentially American style of AEO of super-casual clothing reminded me of my days growing up in California with cut offs and flip flops on the beach. I admit, I started to feel a little homesick for the golden California sun. Luckily, the colorful tank top display reminded me that summer in Hong Kong was just around the corner.

AEO's casual style

My friends and I browsed around the store, tried on a few hats for fun, chatted with some people and enjoyed our drinks for a couple of hours before leaving the launch party. 

Does this hat look good on me?

As we left the party, the staff at American Eagle Outfitters handed us each a lovely cap (ours were all white) to commemorate our night and their store launch in Hong Kong. It was a nice parting gift and a much-needed item for the upcoming summer.

My newest summer accessory

I'm glad to know that there's a little slice of Californian life and style that I can find here in Hong Kong! 

Shamrocks (and a bit drunk) to celebrate an early St. Patrick's Day

Ever encountered something random that reminded you of home in your travels? 

© Connie Hum 2011


  1. Love it! Wish I could have been there!

  2. I admit I bought some kraft mac and cheese from the supermarket here in cusco. The powdered kind..but sometimes its so good!

  3. @Mica I bought overpriced, generic peanut butter in Thailand because I craved it so much! Oh uh...now I think I'm going to start craving mac and cheese!

  4. How cute ! I love AE - especially aerie. I get all my "personals" there!

  5. Buying jeans at The Gap in Paris! They called them "Gap sizes" but when I asked if they mean American, the sales people were like, Yep! 20euro for an awesome pair of jeans that lasted me years. Too funny.

  6. @Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] I like the name! Sounds like they should be comfy, too!

    @Rebecca 20euros!?! That's cheaper than in the States, isn't it?

  7. A subway restaurant in Grenada!!! AS soon as willa and i walked in, we were brought back stateside!

  8. @mi-an That's funny how much we associate food, even huge chain restaurants, with "home".

  9. How fun! I worked at American Eagle for like 2.5 years! I even drove home on weekends and spring break from Uni (4 hours!) to work floorsets over night haha.

    Looks like you had a great time!

  10. @Annie Wow, that is dedication to your job!

  11. @Annie

    My friend worked there aswell he said it was a great job,you must have loved it as much as him he traveled 2 hours every day on a busy motorway so was it similar.

  12. Hi Connie, I was just wondering, have you been back to American Eagle since? How's the store doing right now? Is AE popular in HK?


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