Aéropostale, Inc. (occasionally known as AERO) is an American shopping mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting ages 14-to-17-year-old teens through its Aéropostale stores (although adults 18 and up wear the clothing as well) and 4-to-12-year-old children through its P.S. from Aéropostale stores Aéropostale maintains control over its proprietary brands by designing, sourcing, marketing and selling all of its own merchandise. The company operates Aéropostale stores in the United States and Puerto Rico and the e-commerce site aeropostale.com. Aéropostale's licensees operate Aéropostale and P.S. from Aéropostale locations in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The first Aéropostale stores were opened in 1987 by Macy's in Thousand Oaks California and Short Hills, New Jersey.