American Apparel

American Apparel


American Apparel Ups Ante on Restart With Global E-commerce, Eye on Retail

The fashionable basics brand, after getting on firmer footing in the U.S. market, will now broaden its distribution.

clock April 23, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Dov Charney


Dov Charney on Los Angeles Apparel, Domestic Manufacturing

WWD caught up with the Los Angeles manufacturer as he talked financing, domestic production, T-shirts and the rebuilding of a culturally relevant business.

clock April 4, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Gildan bought American Apparel's assets through a bankruptcy auction.


Gildan Growing With American Apparel, but Sees Private Label Competition

American Apparel is proving a positive acquisition, but retailers are encroaching on business with a big private label push.

clock February 22, 2018Kali Hays

Scrunchies prominently featured in Balenciaga's resort 2018 collection.

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.


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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