The history behind Hollister Hollister is a clothing company owned by Abercrombie and Fitch. The kind of clothing Hollister sells Is casual wear. The theme based on Hollister is the surfing culture movement of southern California. The first Hollister store opened in July 2000 in Columbus Ohio . Even though Hollister opened its first store in 2000, many of there items say it was created in 1922 . 0n October 25,2008 Hollister opened the first store outside the U. S. and Canada in Bret cross London. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. xpanded nto Canada in mid-January 2006. A&F opened Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister Co. stores at the Toronto Eaton Centre and Sherway Gardens shopping malls in Toronto, Ontario. These openings were delayed from the end of 2005 to early 2006 by construction and planning issues. As of 2009, H Co. locations in Canada were: Sherway Gardens, Toronto Eaton Centre, and Fairview Mall in Toronto, the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, and Upper Canada Mall, in Newmarket, Ontario, and Pacific Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia as of January 29, 2009.
In 010, the store’s eighth location in Canada opened at Polo Park in Winnipeg, and a store opened on October 29, at Fairview Park Mall in Kitchener, Ontario. In 2011, the first Hollister store in Atlantic Canada opened at the Halifax Shopping Centre in Halifax. Stores also openstarting summer 2007, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. spent an approximate amount of $10 million USD to install video walls into Hollister Co. stores nationwide.  The walls play live-feed from Surf City Huntington Beach, California to provide customers with a flavor of the SoCal surf atmosphere HCO. omotes. Hollister pays the city of Huntington Beach for the cameras located on the Huntington Beach Pier.  By October 2, 2007, 100 select Hollister California stores began to promote Abercrombie & Fitch Co. ‘s fifth brand Gilly Hicks prior to the latter’s debut in January 2008. Advertising was achieved through a variety of body care items including body sprays, deodorant, soaps, lotions, and lip balms called Sessions. On October 25, 2008, Hollister Co. opened its first store outside of the U. S. and Canada in Brent Cross, London.
In December 2008 Hollister Co. opened its second store in the I-JK in Westfield London and a third at the upmarket Blue water shopping centre, Kent, I-JK. Furthermore, after the success of the I-JK H Co. stores in London, the first Hollister store outside of London was opened on May 14, 2009 in West Quay Shopping centre in Southampton, its fifth I-JK store was opened in Milton Keynes at the beginning of 2010. There are also Hollister stores in Sheffield’s Meadow hall shopping centre, Norwich’s Chapel field shopping centre, Birmingham’s Bullring,
Manchester’s Trafford Centre mall, Solihull’s Touchwood Centre and Newcastle upon Tyne’s Eldon Square there is also a store in Westfield Stratford city and in the Oracle shopping centre in Reading, Glasgow and Edinburgh also. Hollister Co. has also opened stores in Italy (Rome, Venice, Milan, Florence, Bergamo), Germany (Berlin, Frankfurt, Oberhausen, Hamburg, Ludwigshafen, Neuss, Bonn, Cologne and Dresden), and more recently in Spain (Barcelona and Madrid). In 2011 Hollister opened its first store in Dublin, Ireland in the Dumdum Town Centreed in Hamilton, Ontario and Brampton, Ontario in 2011.