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Ousted American Apparel Founder Dov Charney Tries Again With ‘Los Angeles Apparel’

Ousted American Apparel Founder Dov Charney Tries Again With ‘Los Angeles Apparel’

Say what you will about American Apparel founder Dov Charney, but the man is persistent. After he was ousted as CEO of the company he started, he made a failed takeover bid to get it back. Now he’s returned with a brand that doesn’t do much to distance Charney from his past, replacing “American” apparel with Los Angeles Apparel. [More]

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Gildan Knows Some American Apparel Customers Don’t Care About ‘Made In USA’

When American Apparel, a brand known for making all of its clothing at factories in Los Angeles, was sold to Canadian clothing giant Gildan, it was obvious that some clothing sold under the brand would be Asian or South American Apparel instead. The company told investors this week that American Apparel will sell both U.S.-made and foreign-made merchandise. [More]

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American Apparel Reportedly Starts Making Clothes In Honduras And Nicaragua

Twice-bankrupt clothing company American Apparel was known for three things: its controversial founder Dov Charney; advertising that ranged from sassy to “is this porn?”; and for making all of its merchandise in the U.S. Now that Charney is long gone and the brand has been sold to Gildan, a Canadian company not associated with any of this history, it looks like some American Apparel be coming from Central America. [More]

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The New American Apparel Brand Will Include Clothing Not Actually Made In America

Like a phoenix made of bodysuits and brightly colored leg warmers*, American Apparel will rise from the ashes of its second bankruptcy, reformed as a brand with new Canadian owners who say they will make some American Apparel outside of America. [More]

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Fate Of American Apparel Stores Remains Unclear After Bankruptcy Auction

Last week, Canada’s Gildan Activewear purchased the American Apparel brand, but not the company’s retail locations, leading to reports that all 110 stores would be shuttered. Yet, what remains of American Apparel won’t confirm those closures — for the moment. [More]

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Report: American Apparel Starting Layoffs At Southern California Factories

Now that American Apparel has been sold off to Canadian-based apparel maker Gildan Activewear, not only could all 110 stores reportedly be closing, but the retailer’s new owner has also decided not to buy some of its manufacturing operations after all, insiders say, prompting the start of layoffs for thousands of workers in Southern California. [More]

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Possible Buyer Lined Up For One American Apparel Factory, Saving Up To 330 Jobs

Among the many unusual aspects of American Apparel’s business was that the company manufactured its clothing in the U.S. — and in Southern California, rather than a part of the country where labor and real estate is less costly. But now that the American Apparel brand has been bought by Canada’s Gildan, what’s to become of the company’s factories, which employ thousands of workers? [More]

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Gildan Activewear Wins American Apparel Bankruptcy Auction With $88M Bid

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Report: Amazon, Forever 21 Interested In Buying Bankrupt American Apparel

Stores are set to shut down, thousands of employees may be laid off, but we still haven’t reached the end of the American Apparel Bankruptcy: Part II saga. In yet another plot twist, Amazon and Forever 21 are appearing as rumored new suitors ahead of the upcoming bankruptcy auction. [More]

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American Apparel To Liquidate Nine Stores Ahead Of January Auction

Two weeks after American Apparel confirmed it could lay off 3,500 workers as part of its second bankruptcy go-around in two years, the company received approval to liquidate nine stores by the end of the month.  [More]

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American Apparel Confirms It Might Lay Off 3,500 Workers Next Month

After earlier reports that hundreds of American Apparel workers were told they would be out of a job next month, the struggling retailer confirmed on Monday that it had sent notices to almost 3,500 employees warning them of potential layoffs. [More]

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American Apparel Hands Out Layoff Notices, Extends Bidding Period

Twice-bankrupt clothing company American Apparel is in a hurry to get itself sold. While the company had a deal in place to sell to Gildan Activewear even before filing, now it has asked the court to change the auction timetable, but without extending the bidding process as long as its creditors would prefer. [More]

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American Apparel Files For Bankruptcy (Yes, Again)

The writing has been on the wall for a while, and it seems the inevitable has finally come to pass: troubled apparel retailer American Apparel this morning filed for bankruptcy in a Delaware court. Yes, again. [More]

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That Was Quick: 6 Top CEOs Who Have Been Unceremoniously Kicked To The Curb Since 2013

Upon hearing the news this morning that American Apparel CEO Paula Schneider was resigning from her post, we couldn’t help but feel a twinge of deja vu. After all, she’s far from the first top executive to cause a stir with a sudden departure. [More]

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American Apparel CEO Expected To Leave Company Next Monday

While clothing company American Apparel has survived bankruptcy and is considering outsourcing its manufacturing operations to a cheaper city than Los Angeles, it will have to do all of that under a different leader: the company’s current CEO is reportedly leaving in just over a week. The company’s chairman also left recently after just about six months in the job. [More]

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American Apparel May Move Manufacturing Out Of California

Part of American Apparel’s identity is tied to the company’s Los Angeles manufacturing facility, but executives for the recently bankrupt clothing company recently floated the idea of outsourcing trickier items to third parties. Now comes news that AA has its eyes on keeping its manufacturing in the states, but in areas where labor costs are lower. [More]

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American Apparel Tries Crowdsourcing To Find Expensive Products People Will Buy

Three months after going private and emerging from a contentious fight over its Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, American Apparel is looking to put the pieces back together, and it’s starting with a crowdsourcing campaign to solicit ideas for products made in the U.S.  [More]

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American Apparel Laying Off Hundreds Of Workers, May Outsource Some Manufacturing

As part of its continuing efforts to streamline costs and transform into a newer, leaner company after emerging from bankruptcy, a new report says American Apparel has slashed hundreds of jobs in its Southern California home recently, and may make some clothing outside of Los Angeles as part of an overall redesign of the production process. [More]