Aeropostale is a shopping mall-style store that is based in the United States. It is a retailer of casual accessories and apparel with a target customer base of those aged 14 to 17 year olds. Aeropostale designs, markets, sources and sells all of its own merchandise to ensure the lowest prices that they can offer. They have 229 store locations in the United States. They also operate their business in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. The inaugural store opened its doors in 1987 and was founded by the company, Macy's.