Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

   Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 9, 2003

                            ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

   Delaware                    1-12107             31-1469076
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(State or other          (Commission File         (IRS Employer
jurisdiction of               Number)           Identification No.)

                    6301 Fitch Path, New Albany, Ohio 43054
               (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

                                 (614) 283-6500
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

                                 Not Applicable
                         (Former name or former address,
                          if changed since last report)

Item 7.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

         (a) and (b)       Not applicable.

         (c)      Exhibits:

Exhibit No.       Description
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        99        News Release issued by Abercrombie & Fitch Co. on
                  October 9, 2003

Item 9.  Regulation FD Disclosure.

         On October 9, 2003, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (the "Company") issued a
news release reporting net sales for the five-week period ended October 4, 2003
and the fiscal year-to-date. A copy of this news release is furnished as Exhibit
99 and is incorporated herein by reference.

         The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit
99 furnished herewith, is being furnished and shall not be deemed to be "filed"
for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange
Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall such
information be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any registration
statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933 or the
Exchange Act, except as otherwise stated in such filing.

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         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                   ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO.

Dated:  October 9, 2003            By: /s/ Seth R. Johnson
                                    Seth R. Johnson
                                    Executive Vice President-Chief
                                    Operating Officer


                                INDEX TO EXHIBITS

                           Current Report on Form 8-K
                              Dated October 9, 2003

                             Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Exhibit No.         Description
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        99          News Release issued by Abercrombie & Fitch Co. on
                    October 9, 2003