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American Apparel Finally Files for Bankruptcy After Crazy Ride But Plans Total Restructure

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This has been the apparel saga of the decade as the bumpy ride of American Apparel, a teen retail favorite with more than 230 stories that revolutionized the concept of first-layer fashion and more, finally announced on Sunday, October 4, 2015 that they were filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In their statement, $90 million in […]

Can It Get Any Worse for American Apparel? 20 Lawsuits, Impending Debt, Talks of Bankruptcy Loom

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American Apparel is in talks for potential bankruptcy just when it seemed like things couldn’t get worse. 17% decline in revenue from $19.4 million in their second quarter to $16.2 million a year ago means they have burned about $23 million in Q2 alone. There are also some 20 lawsuits surrounding the firing of former […]

Dov Charney, Former American Apparel CEO, Sues Standard General LP

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The ongoing saga of the fate of American Apparel continues, this time with former CEO Dov Charney suing Standard General LP, controllers of the brand, of false claims that he was fired based on an independent investigation by an outside law firm. According to Charney, it’s a “sham.” According to the complaint filed at the […]

American Apparel Hires Band of Outsider’s Joseph Pickman, Goes After Guy Fashion

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More changes once again have been announced from American Apparel, as today, April 7, 2015, it was announced that Joseph Pickman, formerly from the Band of Outsiders, has been chosen by CEO Paula Schneider to head-up the men’s design team. If any of his new designs look like Band of Outsiders, we can expect some […]

Retail Round-up: Etsy Files for IPO, Hopes to Raise $100 Million; Quiksilver Postpones Release of Q1 Earnings Report, Prompts Audit Committee Investigation; American Apparel Workers Form Activist Group to Keep Their Jobs

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Etsy, the favorite online retailer for crafted goods, has decided to go public. The company filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday, March 4, 2015, and is looking to raise $100 million. According to their filing, Etsy says they have 1.4 million sellers and 19.8 million buyers, with a revenue of $108.7 million. […]

American Apparel Creative Director Iris Alonzo Fired; Rumored That New Leaders Want Less-Sexy, More Gap-ish

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The 70’s-inspired sexy Polaroid vibe of American Apparel has been a huge part of the appeal to this popular, vertically integrated brand. But as of yesterday, it looks as though the new leaders, headed up by Paula Schneider as CEO for ousted Dov Charney, is about to change in dramatic fashion. On Thursday, February 19, […]

Dov Carney, Founder of American Apparel, Is Fired

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Former CEO and founder of American Apparel, Dov Charney has officially been fired by the Board of Directors as of Tuesday, December 16, 2014. The board said he was terminated “for cause in accordance with the terms of his employment agreement.” Paula Schneider will take over as CEO in January 5, 2015. We’re pleased that […]

Teen Retailers Need to Get a Clue—Quit Blaming Fast-Fashion, Malls, and Logos for Your Woes

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It’s time to call things out for what they really are when it comes to the demise of certain teen retailers. The “3 A’s” including American Eagle, Aeropostale, and Abercrombie & Fitch have been having a hard time of things for a couple of years, and yet there still seems to be a lack of […]

American Apparel Saga Update: Dov Charney Gains Stocks, Standard General In Greater Control

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Former CEO and founder of American Apparel, Dov Charney has new strategies towards getting his brand back after being ousted by his board on June 18, 2014. First, just 2 weeks after getting pushed out, Charney borrowed $20 million from Standard General to move his ownership from 27% to 43%. At the time, Randy Katz, […]

American Apparel’s CEO and Founder Dov Charney Ousted by the Board for Misconduct—Fate of Beloved Teen Brand on Hold

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On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, Dov Charney, the out-spoken founder and CEO of American Apparel, was ousted by his board of directors. The reason was because of the ongoing investigations of misconduct towards women. “This is not easy, but we felt the need to do what we did for the sake of the company,” Allan […]