American Eagle Outfitters has chosen the UK as new market for expansion, announcing the opening of three own retail stores during next fall. The shop locations will be the Bluewater premier mall in Kent (England) and at the Westfield Group’s shopping centers in London. Aerie, the other brand of American Eagle Outfitters Inc., will be available at the Westfield centers in form of a shop-in-shop store.

Simon Nankervis, executive vice president Americas & global country licensing: “We see a tremendous global appetite for both the American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie brands, and believe that our presence in three of the most popular shopping destinations in England will provide great exposure for us in this significant new market.”

American Eagle Outfitters operates more than 1,000 stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, and Hong Kong, and ships to 81 countries worldwide through its websites.