The hole Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) sits mired in can be traced back to its off-trend lines...

|About: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF)|By:, SA News Editor

The hole Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) sits mired in can be traced back to its off-trend lines and focus on international growth, according to Ashley Lutz. While rivals such as Aeropostale (ARO -0.5%) and American Eagle Outfitters (AEO -0.5%) ate its lunch in the U.S. market, Abercrombie stuck with its preppier lines and dark stores that failed to resonate with the teenage market, either domestic or abroad. The tale of the tape: AEO +76.6% over 52-weeks vs. ANF -54.6%.