Sales at the business, which counts former Oscar de la Renta ceo Jeffry Aronsson as a shareholder and adviser, grew 250 percent from March to April.
The company will begin by closing about 250 stores this year. But execs say there will likely be more next year and beyond.
The retailer expects to close about 250 stores in North America this year.
The coronavirus pandemic is not stopping the evolution of the company, which is also producing protective masks.
The hosiery brand, which will celebrate its centenary in 2021, is being relaunched under new leadership and creative direction.
More than 300 people, including 12 of the 13 AerieReal role models, made an appearance in New York City for International Women’s Day.
The collection is for D+ consumers.
This year’s gala included dinner, dancing and a surprise appearance by Cyndi Lauper at Manhattan’s Cipriani 42.
The brand’s video conference fittings are helping to secure repeat customers.