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July 14, 2011 @ 11:11 AM
kelz26

Post: 59

Join Date: May 2011

Location: Fort Worth TX

So I've been hearing a lot about this lately. Apparently AA is run by some corrupt folks and is in quite a bit of debt! We are starting to switch over to AA shirts on our site and it's a bit of a concern now. Anyone know anything about this? Most of the articles I've found were from about a year ago, but I've also found a few from 2011. I found this information to be a bit of a shock, I thought AA was killing it!
July 14, 2011 @ 12:27 PM
Phlipstar

Post: 1824

Join Date: Mar 2006

Location: Illmatic, Track 2

Easy fix...

1. Turn all the AA models into porn stars
2. Shoot and distribute the videos
3. ???
4. Profit
July 14, 2011 @ 02:25 PM
Fictitious

Post: 147

Join Date: Jun 2011

kelz26 , American Apparel got bailed out by a Canadian investor, and a new person was put in charge of operations. They should be back on the rise soon
July 14, 2011 @ 10:11 PM
BKBROWN

Post: 2495

Join Date: Aug 2010

Location: SD \\ CHI

Easy fix...

1. Turn all the AA models into porn stars
2. Shoot and distribute the videos
3. ???
4. Profit


true words cool

aa is almost a softcore porn site

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July 14, 2011 @ 11:27 PM
Vancouver

Post: 1688

Join Date: Jan 2008

kelz26 , American Apparel got bailed out by a Canadian investor, and a new person was put in charge of operations. They should be back on the rise soon


wow didn't know that.. kinda glad?
July 14, 2011 @ 11:56 PM
Unreachable

Post: 962

Join Date: Jan 2011

Location: Toranta

wow didn't know that.. kinda glad?


I guess, would love to see a huge ass going-out-of-business liquidation. Would've gotten everything cool
July 15, 2011 @ 04:05 PM
BenphemeR

Post: 49

Join Date: May 2010

I own stock in AA, worst buy ever sad
July 15, 2011 @ 05:00 PM
TheCityOfChi

Post: 4615

Join Date: Nov 2006

This has been rumors for awhile
July 16, 2011 @ 07:06 PM
110_percent

Post: 28

Join Date: Jun 2011

American Apparel under Canadian ownership...interesting.
July 16, 2011 @ 09:21 PM
Mc sushi

Post: 752

Join Date: Aug 2006

Bape under Hong Kongese ownership

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July 17, 2011 @ 12:35 AM
swings.

Post: 49

Join Date: Jun 2011

Location: San Gabriel Valley

Because nobody wants to pay 20 bucks for a blank paper thin shirt.
July 17, 2011 @ 06:34 PM
pmo

Post: 106

Join Date: Jun 2011

Location: California

Candadian Apparel hah
their basics aren't anything great, let em rot
July 18, 2011 @ 07:10 AM
SIRSMOKALOT

Post: 461

Join Date: Oct 2010

i'm okay with that

H&M > AA
July 18, 2011 @ 08:17 AM
Frederik

Post: 156

Join Date: Sep 2009

Location: Brussels

where will Tyler buy his socks then? sad

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July 18, 2011 @ 12:09 PM
originalhype

Post: 403

Join Date: Sep 2010

Location: Los Angeles, Ca

So I've been hearing a lot about this lately. Apparently AA is run by some corrupt folks and is in quite a bit of debt! We are starting to switch over to AA shirts on our site and it's a bit of a concern now. Anyone know anything about this? Most of the articles I've found were from about a year ago, but I've also found a few from 2011. I found this information to be a bit of a shock, I thought AA was killing it!


American Apparel factory is only 5 blocks from where i work. Here's the real deal. Lately, they were hit by sexual harassment lawsuit. They have a history of that for the most part. Most of it are coming from lower salary payed employees. I have seen the workers themselves, they look like they lack disciplines from what i am GUESSING. Also The factory are 3 tall buildings that takes me 3 blocks all around.
With the lawsuit they are in right now, they filed for bankruptcy to avoid the lawsuit because they knew there were not going to win. Aside that, they'll survive and business will still be normal. Corruption? yes and no. Discipline? major problem since the management absolutely lack leadership.

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July 18, 2011 @ 12:45 PM
Fictitious

Post: 147

Join Date: Jun 2011

i'm okay with that

H&M > AA


A lot are better.. if you're comparing the market of basics.

American Apparel doesn't even net close to a Billion dollar in sales

the real ranking is ...

Zara at 17.8 billion
H&M at 17.4 billion
GAP 16 billion
Uniqlo 9 billion






and AA would be way down there at 500 mill
July 18, 2011 @ 03:48 PM
kelz26

Post: 59

Join Date: May 2011

Location: Fort Worth TX

American Apparel factory is only 5 blocks from where i work. Here's the real deal. Lately, they were hit by sexual harassment lawsuit. They have a history of that for the most part. Most of it are coming from lower salary payed employees. I have seen the workers themselves, they look like they lack disciplines from what i am GUESSING. Also The factory are 3 tall buildings that takes me 3 blocks all around.
With the lawsuit they are in right now, they filed for bankruptcy to avoid the lawsuit because they knew there were not going to win. Aside that, they'll survive and business will still be normal. Corruption? yes and no. Discipline? major problem since the management absolutely lack leadership.


Appreciate your insight!
July 19, 2011 @ 11:50 AM
originalhype

Post: 403

Join Date: Sep 2010

Location: Los Angeles, Ca

A lot are better.. if you're comparing the market of basics.

American Apparel doesn't even net close to a Billion dollar in sales

the real ranking is ...

Zara at 17.8 billion
H&M at 17.4 billion
GAP 16 billion
Uniqlo 9 billion






and AA would be way down there at 500 mill


Is that only for their retail section? They also make money from blank t shirts, many companies buy them then screen print on them then put their label on it. A lot of their basics are sold to other companies to be made for something.

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July 19, 2011 @ 12:36 PM
Fictitious

Post: 147

Join Date: Jun 2011

Is that only for their retail section? They also make money from blank t shirts, many companies buy them then screen print on them then put their label on it. A lot of their basics are sold to other companies to be made for something.


It's retail and wholesale included
July 19, 2011 @ 05:48 PM
cebollo

Post: 212

Join Date: Jun 2008


With the lawsuit they are in right now, they filed for bankruptcy to avoid the lawsuit because they knew there were not going to win.


A single or even a series of lawsuits would not be enough to drive a $500mm company into bankruptcy. AA's problem is cashflow--they expanded way too fast.
July 19, 2011 @ 07:17 PM
originalhype

Post: 403

Join Date: Sep 2010

Location: Los Angeles, Ca

A single or even a series of lawsuits would not be enough to drive a $500mm company into bankruptcy. AA's problem is cashflow--they expanded way too fast.


Of course that is why after the lawsuit, it will be business as usual but remember, bad news = bad business. They are filing for bankruptcy just to avoid paying up.

To me, it's not their expansion. It's more of prices and trend setting they lack.

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July 19, 2011 @ 08:23 PM
camthraxFHK

Post: 2491

Join Date: Apr 2006

Location: Brooklyn

LMAO everyone knows the upper management preys on the hot chicks who work in the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and LA stores. It's some FILTH.
July 19, 2011 @ 09:12 PM
Moneycat

Post: 98

Join Date: Jul 2011

Hopefully this isnt true, I like their plain tshirts and the hoodies there.
July 23, 2011 @ 04:54 AM
Snapples

Post: 153

Join Date: Dec 2010

Location: The 626/805

would've enjoyed their going out of business sale more
July 24, 2011 @ 10:11 PM
Specialzed

Post: 41

Join Date: Dec 2010

They got some top notch models on their site.
October 31, 2011 @ 02:51 AM
black

Post: 139

Join Date: Jan 2010

I swear I've been hearing this every year for the last 5 years.

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November 17, 2011 @ 11:43 PM
barbagelbites

Post: 65

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: Iowa

Because nobody wants to pay 20 bucks for a blank paper thin shirt.

yet, people pay $100 for a Bape shirt..
I will wear AA till the day i die.

Rest In Peace, Barbagelbites 11-11

November 20, 2011 @ 02:33 AM
ryder

Post: 240

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: Canada

Anyone else hear that story about how head office had managers from all their stores take pictures of there employees and some were fired because they were too ugly? Or is that the story that goes along with the lawsuit that was mentioned before?

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November 20, 2011 @ 10:31 PM
smartmonkey

Post: 3240

Join Date: Mar 2010

AA died. end of story.

FOLLOW ME @ https://twitter.com/Fhenomenon1

November 24, 2011 @ 02:51 AM
alexpounds

Post: 6

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: Canada

Easy fix...

1. Turn all the AA models into porn stars
2. Shoot and distribute the videos
3. ???
4. Profit


true words cool

aa is almost a softcore porn site


The way the industry is these days, that's not so easy to do.

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