Aeropostale was not founded by one individual, but rather one company, R.H.Macy & Co. Aeropostale began in the 1980s as a private label and eventually became a retail store.
The company has grown to a mall-based specialty retail store with thousands of locations. The clothing brand targets males and females between the ages of 14 and 17. The retailer also created another brand, P.S. from Aeropostale, aimed at younger children to preteens. Aeropostale is marketed in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Middle East, Asia and Europe. The brand offers affordable, trendy clothing for younger age groups. Aeropostale designs, sources, markets and sells its own products.