American Apparel Inc. late Wednesday reported double-digit sales increases in its December same-store and net sales, elevating its fourth-quarter revenues nearly 10 percent.
The Los Angeles-based vertical retailer of fashion basics reported that its net sales for the three months ended Dec. 31 hit $157.9 million, 9.7 percent above the $144 million tallied in the comparable 2010 period. Comparable-store sales rose 7 percent in the quarter while online sales were up 20 percent and net sales of its wholesale operations were 6 percent higher.
December results were uniformly stronger, with overall net sales up 15 percent to $56.3 million. Comps for the month were up 11 percent and both, online sales and wholesale revenues 25 percent above those of December 2010. The company didn't disclose dollar amounts for the 2010 period.
"In December, we continued to build momentum in our business," said Dov Charney, chairman and chief executive officer of the firm. "Our sales exceeded plan in all channels and we saw good progress in our wholesale channel across a broad spectrum of customers. Our retail sales increases were also broad-based with notably large increases in the U.S., in all Asian markets and in Australia. Our product is resonating well with our customers both in stores and online."
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“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia