Los Angeles-based apparel manufacturer American Apparel has reported that its December 2011 sales increased 15 percent, to $56.3 million. This included a net sales increase of 25 percent for the company's wholesale market, which caters to promotional products suppliers and decorators.
Flaunt Magazine recently published an extensive interview with American Apparel CEO and founder Dov Charney and several other key company members. A long piece, the article is nevertheless a detailed and fascinating read for anyone interested in American manufacturing, the role and power of sex in apparel marketing, or Charney and his coworkers' take on some of the sexual harassment charges that have haunted the company in recent years.
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American Apparel Inc. provided an update this week related to fourth quarter sales and other business initiatives in anticipation of its presentation at yesterday's Wedbush Securities' 12th Annual California Dreamin' Consumer Management Access Conference.
On Monday, Los Angeles-based American Apparel's board of directors elected William Mauer to the company's board. In addition to his role as board member, Mauer will serve on American Apparel's audit committee and compensation committee.
Los Angeles-based American Apparel announced Friday that acting president Tom Casey has resigned, just over a year after joining the company.
American Apparel will be offering nine shades of lip gloss, a colorful addition to its palette of Made in USA beauty products.
The nine lip gloss colors feature equally colorful names, evoking an array of facets of the American Apparel experience. From Legalize LA—a bright red lip gloss using the slogan of the company's call for immigration reform—to Pantytime—an apricot-toned pink lip gloss named after American Apparel's yearly celebration of all things underwear
American Apparel has announced that Marty Staff has stepped down as chief business development officer, effective immediately.
Billionaire Ron Burkle lost out to Lion Capital over a proposed refinancing of American Apparel Inc., the New York Post reported, citing sources close to the talks.
The deal could still get done by the end of this month despite carrying a higher interest rate as the company's chief executive Dov Charney is aggressively lobbying for it, the newspaper said.
"Lion knows that Burkle isn't going to be a passive debt holder like BofA—he's an aggressive investor who is ultimately looking for control," the NY Post quoted a source briefed on the talks as saying.
Clothing maker American Apparel Inc. said Thursday that revenue in stores open at least one year rose 3 percent in September.
The Los Angeles company, which has struggled with losses and staying afloat financially, has closed 31 stores in the past year.
Wholesale net sales rose 10 percent during the month and total revenue rose 5 percent to $141 million.
CEO Dov Charney said revenue in stores open at least one year "were positive in both our store and online channels and we saw a return to solid sales growth in our wholesale channel."