Dov Charney

Dov Charney founded Los Angeles Apparel in 2016, a vertically-integrated brand follow-up to his previous venture, American Apparel.


Dov Charney’s Los Angeles Apparel Ordered to Suspend Operations

Three hundred employees have contracted COVID-19, and there have been four virus-related deaths.

clock July 11, 2020Lisa Lockwood

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


Fashion Scoops

Dov Charney Returns to Retail Via Los Angeles Apparel

The American Apparel founder has been building a new business quietly with wholesale and just expanded with e-commerce.

clock November 27, 2017Kari Hamanaka

Kitross at 115 S. Robertson Blvd.


What to Watch in Retail: Second Acts

In L.A. fashion, once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur.

clock August 23, 2017Kari Hamanaka

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


American Apparel’s Final Chapter

Layoffs at the firm totaled 2,400 as its founder Dov Charney quietly works away at a new T-shirt company.

clock January 17, 2017Kari Hamanaka

A bankruptcy court auction will determine the future of American Apparel's store base.


American Apparel Stores Brace for Closures

The company’s international fleet of doors continues to shrink as store employees Stateside await news from corporate about their own fate.

clock January 6, 2017Kari Hamanaka

American Apparel


American Apparel Creditors Want Latest Bankruptcy Tossed

The second Chapter 11— seen as key to getting a sale of all or part of the business done — is being called into question by the group owed $2.5 million from the company’s first bankruptcy.

clock December 9, 2016Kari Hamanaka

American Apparel factory Los Angeles

Human Resources

American Apparel Bidders Warm to Facilities, Interest Staves Off January Layoffs

Interest from Gildan Activewear, Color Image Apparel and possibly more bidders in the company’s facilities prompted the latest update on the company’s workforce.

clock December 6, 2016Kari Hamanaka

American Apparel


Alo Yoga Parent Emerges as Bidder in American Apparel Auction

The Los Angeles-area firm plans to enter the fray with a potential bid likely to rival what’s on the table by Gildan Activewear—unless Color Image can find a partner interested in the retail piece of the business.

clock December 2, 2016Kari Hamanaka

American Apparel factory Los Angeles

Human Resources

American Apparel Facility Review Begins, Uncertainty Looms for Workers

The company’s head of human resources attempted to address employee concerns in a letter sent out Thursday, with many questions to go unanswered until a sale closes.

clock November 17, 2016Kari Hamanaka

American Apparel


American Apparel Turnaround Dubbed a Failure, Bondholders to Lose in Chapter 22

The company’s second bankruptcy, less than a year after emerging from the first, reveals a number of misfires.

clock November 14, 2016Kari Hamanaka

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


Cash-Strapped American Apparel Ordered to Pay FTI, Creditors

A judge has ordered the company to pay up on an unpaid bill to FTI Consulting, with a payment due next week that could send the business over the edge.

clock November 11, 2016Kari Hamanaka

American Apparel


American Apparel European Arm May Be Headed for Bankruptcy

The Los Angeles firm warned workers in a letter a sale of the company could lead to the business’ closure as sources say the European business is on the brink of being shuttered.

clock November 7, 2016Kari Hamanaka

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