"Someone knows how to sell in a mall, and it happens to be American Eagle Outfitters," Cramer said on "Squawk on the Street."
"Who is really getting retail right? American Eagle Outfitters. They've figured out how to sell women denim bottoms, skirts, knits, woven tops. It was a very good quarter. I have to hand it to them because they're really in a groove," he said.
On Wednesday, the retailer posted better-than-expected first quarter results, logging in earnings per share of 22 cents on revenue of $749.4 million. Analysts polled by Reuters expected the firm to report profits of 18 cents a share on revenue of $731.4 million.