American Apparel

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Fashion Scoops

The Once-Polarizing Scrunchie Makes Its Way Back to Fashion

In an effort to recontextualize the scrunchie, one label has begun calling them “hair clouds.”

clock January 3, 2018Misty White Sidell

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What to Watch in Retail: Comeback Kids

American Apparel, Wet Seal and Nasty Gal recently bit the dust but are being resurrected.

clock August 23, 2017Kari Hamanaka

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Human Resources

Signet’s First Female CEO May Be Stepping Onto a ‘Glass Cliff’

Virginia Drosos is no doubt qualified to lead Signet, but she’s coming on at a tough time for the retailer.

clock July 18, 2017Kali Hays

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Human Resources

State Earmarks $3M to Laid Off American Apparel Workers

The money would go toward training for 600 workers.

clock July 7, 2017Kari Hamanaka


American Apparel to Shift One-third of Production to Central America

The revived brand under Gildan plans to introduce a lower-cost basics line produced in Central America.

clock May 17, 2017Ivan Castano

Gildan bought American Apparel's assets through a bankruptcy auction earlier this year and is already seeing a positive effect on its bottom line.


Gildan Seeing Boost From American Apparel Buy

The manufacturer’s investment in American Apparel is so far proving to be a good one, but the homespun brand may be getting made elsewhere in the future.

clock May 3, 2017Kali Hays

Dov Charney on South Central factory floor


Dov Charney’s Los Angeles Apparel Links with TSC on Distro Deal

The two worked together at American Apparel and have forged new ties with TSC now the exclusive distributor for Charney’s new enterprise.

clock April 6, 2017Kari Hamanaka

Dov Charney in South Central Los Angeles.


L.A. Court Nixes Dov Charney’s $30M Suit Against Standard General

A Los Angeles court wasn’t convinced that statements made in the wake of Charney’s termination defamed him.

clock March 30, 2017Kali Hays

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Standard General Gets Testy in Call for American Apparel Liquidation

The apparel company’s request to extend a period of exclusivity for filing its bankruptcy plan faces opposition from the hedge fund.

clock March 30, 2017Kari Hamanaka

Can brands come back from bankruptcy?


Life After Death

Can brands find redemption and reinvent themselves after bankruptcy?

clock February 24, 2017Kari Hamanaka

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Gildan’s Plans to Grow American Apparel at Home and Abroad

Gildan executives said American Apparel can make good on their $88 million investment in the brand.

clock February 23, 2017Kali Hays

American Apparel's factory and headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.


American Apparel Sale to Gildan Closes

The sale of the Los Angeles firm’s intellectual property and equipment to Gildan Activewear Inc. is officially complete.

clock February 8, 2017Kari Hamanaka

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Standard General Blasts American Apparel Lenders

A new lawsuit from Standard General claims American Apparel’s other lenders had no interest in turning the T-shirt firm around following its first bankruptcy and instead pumped the company up with debt in a bid to sell it.

clock January 24, 2017Kari Hamanaka

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Human Resources

L.A. Scrambles to Soften Blow of American Apparel Layoffs

Meetings have been set up for the company’s laid-off workers to find information on unemployment and job resources.

clock January 19, 2017Kari Hamanaka

American Apparel layoffs


Pleas to Save American Apparel Jobs in Lead-up to Sale Fall on Deaf Ears

Recently surfaced letters from two L.A. County Board of Supervisors and the director of the workforce development agency sought to stave off layoffs at the T-shirt firm.

clock January 18, 2017Kari Hamanaka

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