American Apparel

American Apparel Reports 25% Increase in Wholesale Sales
January 11, 2012

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.

American Apparel CEO Talks Manufacturing, Sex and the Company's Future
December 29, 2011

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.

What to Wear in Vegas
December 14, 2011

Here are some tips on what to wear to The PPAI Expo. Plus, advice on the best places for logos to get you and your brand noticed on the show floor.

American Apparel Inc. Provides Business Update
December 7, 2011

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.

American Apparel Launches Lip Gloss Line
November 11, 2011

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

Billionaire Ron Burkle Loses American Apparel Refinance Bid
October 17, 2011

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.

American Apparel Wholesale Sales Rise 10 Percent in September
October 12, 2011

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."