Hollister Co was founded in 2000 in New Albany, Ohio. The company operates as a subsidiary of Abercrombie and Fitch, Inc., and sells clothing with a beach/surfing theme.
The company concept was originally designed to attract consumers aged 14–18, at a lower price point than the parent brand, Abercrombie and Fitch. Through its Southern California inspired image, the company sells casual, beach style clothing, footwear, and accessories. Products are available in-store and through the company’s eCommerce site. Starting with a few “test” stores in Ohio, the company has branched out internationally and has almost 600 locations.
Hollister Co announced in 2013 that they would remodel all stores over the next few years. Company headquarters remain in New Albany, Ohio.