American Apparel

American Apparel Announces Preliminary February Sales, Big Year-to-Year Growth
March 6, 2012

The company reported that for the month of February, 2012, total net sales increased 13 percent to $42.1 million when compared to the month ended February 28, 2011. Between the same periods, comparable store sales increased an estimated 10 percent and wholesale net sales increased an estimated 24 percent.

The Economics of "Buy American"
March 1, 2012

American manufacturing is growing in a number of markets normally dominated by importers. Here's how U.S. manufacturers make it work.

Editor's Picks: Teed Off
February 15, 2012

This week Editor's Picks gets ready for summer, or at least lives in severe denial that it's February, by looking at some of the most popular promotional T-shirts.

American Apparel Announces January Sales, Wholesale Jumps 21 Percent
February 6, 2012

American Apparel Inc. reported that for the month of January, 2012 total net sales increased 14 percent to $41.4 million. For the same period, comparable store sales increased an estimated 15 percent on an estimated 11 percent increase at retail stores and an estimated 39 percent increase in online sales. For the month wholesale net sales increased an estimated 21 percent.

American Apparel Says SEC Ends Investigation Without Enforcement Actions
January 19, 2012

American Apparel Inc., the young-adult clothing retailer, said an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission into its accounting practices ended without enforcement.

The investigation was completed and the SEC doesn't recommend any action, the Los Angeles-based company said today in a regulatory filing. 

The SEC requested documents from the chain in 2010 after Deloitte & Touche LLP quit as its accounting firm and was replaced by Marcum LLP. Before ending the relationship, Deloitte notified the retailer that its 2009 financial statements may not be reliable.