All three stores are expected to open during the autumn

All three stores are expected to open during the autumn

American Eagle Outfitters has announced its entry into the UK with three store openings as the company looks to expand its global presence.

The stores will be located in the Bluewater mall in Kent, as well as the Westfield Group's London and Stratford City shopping centres. All three are expected to open during the autumn.

"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," said Simon Nankervis, EVP of Americas.

"We are focused on profitably scaling our international growth and believe that American Eagle Outfitters will have great traction in the UK."

Only recently, American Eagle announce plans to close 150 North America stores over the next three years after revealing an 89% decline in first-quarter earnings.