Date: 1997-2003

Sex sells, duh. A&F knew that from early on, and its self-proclaimed "magalogue," A&F Quarterly gave the retailer a reputation for selling clothes by depicting models wearing none at all. Often enlisting the services of fashion photographer Bruce Weber, ripped dudes and super-attractive girls paraded around naked in meadows, cabins, and really suggestive editorials. The Christmas 2003 edition is infamous for a page divulging on the pleasures of group sex. When A&F ceased its publication in 2003, it didn't cite backlash against the sexual content, but rather the "brand's loss of cool," per WWD. New editions were published in 2008 and 2010, but since then there's been radio silence.