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American Apparel Is Back, Offers Choice Of American Or Non-American Apparel

American Apparel Is Back, Offers Choice Of American Or Non-American Apparel

After Canadian company Gildan Activewear bought the American Apparel brand and the company’s assets in a bankruptcy auction, it said it would likely move some manufacturing outside of the U.S., in a big step away from the company’s founding mission. But the brand is back online now, and it’s offering shoppers a choice: Buy “Made in the USA” clothing, or shell out a few bucks less for identical “Globally Made” items. [More]

Plus-Size Online Retailer Eloquii To Open Bricks-And-Mortar Stores

Plus-Size Online Retailer Eloquii To Open Bricks-And-Mortar Stores

The current retail trend is for companies to shutter bricks-and-mortar stores and shift their focus to online sales. But plus-size apparel retailer Eloquii is going in the other direction and opening a handful of physical locations. [More]

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To Fight Counterfeits, Nike Will Sell Shoes And Gear Directly Through Amazon

Amazon already has an interest in cutting down on third-party sellers who offer counterfeit or knock-off products, but one way for a brand to really get Amazon to care about fakes is for that brand to start selling directly to customers through Amazon.

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Amazon’s “Prime Wardrobe” Lets Customers Try Clothing Before Buying

Amazon’s “Prime Wardrobe” Lets Customers Try Clothing Before Buying

One of the biggest problems with ordering clothing online is that you can’t actually try on items before you buy them. Amazon seems to think it has the answer in its new Prime Wardrobe offering that sends a box full of clothes for customers to try out before actually buying them… but you’ll still have to deal with the hassle of returning the items if they don’t work out. [More]

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Clothing Retailer Buckle Had A 6-Month Malware Infection

Buckle is a denim-centric clothing store that sells “medium to better–priced” clothes for men and women. It may not be a household name, but there’s probably a store near you, with around 450 locations in 44 states. The chain admitted over the weekend that its payment systems were infected with malware from Oct. 2016 to April 2017, potentially compromising customers’ payment card data. [More]

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Nike Cutting Jobs, Reducing Production Of Some Products

There might be fewer styles of sneakers, sweatpants, and other Nike apparel to choose from next time you go shopping, as the athletic company makes plans to cut back on its workforce and product lines.  [More]

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Ralph Lauren Gambles On New CEO With Background In Beauty (And Laundry) Products

After the last CEO of Ralph Lauren (the clothing company) butted heads with Ralph Lauren (the man) and made a quick exit in February, the company has announced it’s taking a slightly different tack by hiring a new top executive without prior experience in the apparel business. [More]

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Why Do Larger Clothes For Women Often Fit So Badly?

Anyone who’s ever bought clothing they’ve seen a model or a mannequin wearing has probably had that moment, when you get the item in your non-mannequin size, put it on, and… it just doesn’t fit well, now that it’s on a real person. Why does this happen? [More]

Mike Mozart

H&M Has Too Much Stuff, Needs To Get Rid Of It At Discount

As we’ve been reporting for some time now, it’s hard out there for retailers trying to compete for customers. H&M has had a particularly tough time competing in “fast fashion,” what with its late entry into e-commerce and stiff competition from brands like Zara. But what’s bad for H&M could be good for shoppers looking for hefty discounts. [More]

Lawsuit Claims LuLaRoe Misrepresents Quality Of Leggings

Lawsuit Claims LuLaRoe Misrepresents Quality Of Leggings

It’s not just sales consultants who are unhappy with multi-level marketing clothing business LuLaRoe: A pair of customers have filed a class-action lawsuit claiming LuLaRoe knowingly sold defective leggings that can tear after their first use. [More]

Twitter Disapproves Of Your $95 Mom Jeans With Clear Plastic Knee Windows

Twitter Disapproves Of Your $95 Mom Jeans With Clear Plastic Knee Windows

Have your kneecaps been Vitamin D deprived lately? Do you like the look of jeans with torn knees but also crave the knee sweat of plastic pants? Then we’ve got the fashion statement for you: High-waisted — literally “Mom jeans” — with clear plastic panels that make it look like your knees are on sale in a toy store. [More]

4 Things To Know About LuLaRoe Sales Reps’ Problems With The Company

4 Things To Know About LuLaRoe Sales Reps’ Problems With The Company

You may have noticed in recent years an uptick of Facebook friends hawking leggings, skirts, cardigans, and other clothing items in groups dedicated to LuLaRoe. The multi-level marketing company has become a popular option for ambitious “consultants” hoping to earn money and maybe start a career. However, some current and former LuLaRoe sales reps are now publicly voicing their concerns about the company’s business practices. [More]

Mike Mozart

BCBG Max Azria Reportedly Prepping For Bankruptcy

Earlier this month, BCBG Max Azria Group announced the closure of nearly 120 stores, setting off rumors that it would soon join the growing list of mall tenants filing for bankruptcy. Now comes a report claiming that this filing could happen as soon as next week. [More]

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Amazon Wants To Get Into Your Underwear Drawer

Amazon has already been making moves to get into customers’ closets with the in-house apparel brands it launched last year, and rumors that it’s planning a new line of workout clothing. Now, Amazon reportedly wants to slip into something more comfortable: your underwear drawer. [More]

Phillip Pessar

Wet Seal Closing All Stores, Still Hasn’t Filed For Second Bankruptcy

Two years after its first bankrutpcy, teen clothing retailer Wet Seal was reportedly considering a second one if it couldn’t find investors or a buyer. Instead, the retailer will lay off its 148 headquarters employees and close its 171 remaining stores. [More]

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What Is Making American Airlines Flight Attendants Sick?

For months, American Airlines flight attendants have claimed their new uniforms are causing itchy rashes and hives, while the airline and the maker of the uniform have denied any problem with the apparel. Which raises the question: If it’s not the uniforms, then what is making the flight attendants sick? [More]

Phillip Pessar

Wet Seal Considering Second Bankruptcy In Two Years

No, we haven’t gone into reruns: Wet Seal, a clothing retailer geared toward women in their teens and twenties, is considering celebrating the second anniversary of its last bankruptcy by popping the cork on a second one. This time, though, the chain is hoping to quietly sell itself without going through the expense and hassle of court proceedings. [More]

Michael Kalus

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