For years I have had obsessions with different brands: Guess & Gerbeau in elementary, any thing from Zumies in junior high, Lucky & Dr Martins in high school. Nothing stuck longer for me than my infamous Abercrombie & Fitch years (honestly obsessed for at least eight years).
I remember visiting my cousins in Michigan when I was 13. I asked them what the popular brands were. Being that I lived in Utah I knew that they would be ahead of us with brands and styles. Their answer: Abercrombie & Fitch. From then on that name was always in the back of my mind.
Then, my senior years of high school (1999-2000) A&F finally came to Utah and I had to have it. To me I felt like if I was wearing them it meant that I had money and looked really good because it wasn’t cheap and all their models always looked really good. They had me hooked!
After returning home from a two year LDS mission I had to get some new clothes. I heard that a new Abercrombie store had opened downtown and had to go and check it out.
I walked around and as I was looking, one of the managers approached me. She asked if I had ever thought about working there? Sure