Nov 22, 2022 - Economy & Business

Cargo pants are back: Abercrombie can't get enough

A man in a pink shirt and cargo pants walks the sidewalk

NBA player Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is seen in cargo pants on Nov. 16, 2022, in Washington, DC. Photo by THE HAPA BLONDE/GC Images

And you thought cargo pants were out of style.

State of play: You were wrong, if sales at Abercrombie & Fitch are any indication.

  • Cargo pants sold "quite well during back-to-school" shopping, Abercrombie CEO Fran Horowitz said Tuesday on an earnings call. "We didn't have enough."
  • It's part of a broader trend toward "non-denim bottoms," he said.

What others are saying: "They're effortless, cool, trendy and so comfortable," EOnline reports.

The bottom line: Celebrities are apparently leading the way, with Kylie Jenner herself wearing them this summer.

  • Other celebs embracing the "throwback trend" include Halle Berry and Hailey Bieber, according to Parade.
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