Posts tagged "american apparel"

Meet Our New BFF, Nancy Upton, The Girl To Beat In American Apparel’s Plus-Size Model Contest

We've been only marginally interested in American Apparel's plus-size model contest, which is open until Sept. 8 for bootylicious gals ages 18+. American Apparel is literally in the news every other week for some douchebaggy behavior, so I'm not keen to fawn all over them. However, if this contest vaults our new best friend Nancy…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 7, 2011

Your Ability To Purchase Spandex Body Suits Has Been Preserved

Despite about a million sexual harassment lawsuits and looming bankruptcy, Dov Charney and American Apparel will be able to continue on for a little longer, thanks to a cash infusion. The T-shirt and crop-top company will get anywhere between $15 and $43 million over the next six months. "Dov is an eccentric, and he's being…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 22, 2011

What Can You Really Make Working Retail?

The truth is out: Thanks to a little comparative research by our friends at Brokelyn, we found out what the rates and benefits are for working at some of the most popular retail spots. Anthropologie? Sales associates start at anywhere between $9 and $11 an hour and get 40-percent discounts on apparel, 25 percent o…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 5, 2011

Get FREE American Apparel Today Only

This is no April Fool's Day prank. American Apparel is giving away several items today only. Find the free items (and others that are 20 to 90 percent off) on this page. According to American Apparel, with a minimum purchase of $10, you can select up to five free items, using promo code APRIL1ST. My…

By: Annika Harris / April 1, 2011

Today’s Lady News: More Sex Abuse Claims Against American Apparel’s Dov Charney

Four more women have banded together for a sex abuse lawsuit against Dov Charney, the CEO of American Apparel and noted Creepy McCreeperson. One woman, a former American Apparel employee, said that Charney invited her to his place to talk about "modeling opportunities," then tried to have sex with her and photograph it. [Styleite] Uber-conservative…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2011

American Apparel’s New Swimwear Ad Goes Topless

American Apparel's new swimwear ads are here and---OMG, are those nipples?! Yes, the gratuitously provocative ad department at American Apparel has brought us a topless model for spring. Let's all pretend we're freethinking Europeans and not have a cow about this, OK? Personally, I could care less about headlights in advertising, but the first thing…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2011

Such Pretty Colors

American Apparel has just come out with new nail polish colors! G'head, paint the rainbow. [Refinery 29]…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 16, 2010

The Cutest Mummy Baby You Will Ever See

American Apparel is having a Halloween costume contest, and submissions close today. Regardless of how you feel about the company, the kids' Halloween costume competition is totally adorable. Take, for example, this mummy toddler, Ryland from the UK. We're also fans of mini-Mr. T, this tiny Incredible, and the beastly Max. So far, I believe,…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 3, 2010

These Are American Apparel’s “Halloween Costumes”

We understand that since American Apparel is having financial troubles, the company might try to get creative with its ways to push merchandise. A product of this is perhaps the Costume Builder you'll now find online. Except ... it would appear that American Apparel's idea of a "Halloween costume" is shockingly similar to the outfit…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 13, 2010

No More Dinette Sets, “The Price Is Right” Now Features American Apparel

No more dinette sets or speedboats for TV game show "The Price is Right." Now they're featuring lots of American Apparel clothing for bidding games. How much would you bid on the selection? (We were pretty surprised to see how far-off our imaginary guess was.) Anyhow, we don't know which to lament more—the downfall of…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 8, 2010

Would You Rather … Star In An American Apparel Ad Or On A Talbots Cover?

Welcome to Would You Rather, a game in which we concoct hypothetical style dilemmas and ask you to choose which option’s worse. Even though Talbots has gotten a bit more with-it in recent years, it still doesn't take away from the fact that your mom eagerly awaits the arrival of the store's catalogue in her…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 27, 2010

If Jezebel Finds American Apparel Ads So Offensive, Why Does It Keep Publishing Them?

On feminist blog Jezebel, contributor and former model Jenna Sauers has made criticizing American Apparel one of her key beats. Yesterday, another American Apparel post by Sauers popped up on the site, but this time with a different, more defensive angle: "The Reason We Keep Showing American Apparel Softcore." See, most of the time Jezebel…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 25, 2010

Hipsters, Beware: Your Leader Has Abandoned You

American Apparel CEO Dov Charney is done with hipsters, but it has nothing to do with his company going down the toilet and nearing bankruptcy. Rather, Charney explains, hipsters are over, stylistically-speaking: "Hipsters are from a certain time period ... The stereotype of a hipster is not something people aspire to anymore. Do you want…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 16, 2010

How To Go Casual With Summertime Sexy

American Apparel may be going bankrupt, but recently the retailer's new styles have been right on the money. Take, for example, this simple jersey tank dress with a sexy scooped back. Our minds are racing with a myriad of ways to use and wear this item. Beach cover-up? Comfy nightgown, perhaps? Trying going risqué with…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 12, 2010

Today’s Lady News: American Apparel Doesn’t Hire Based On Looks, Says Founder

Dov Charney, embattled American Apparel CEO, wants you to know the condemning internal emails and screen grabs of the company's intranet are not "evidence" that they hire based on looks. "Photographing people head to toe is the right thing to do if you want to see how people present themselves to customers," Charney defended himself.

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 21, 2010

Are You Hot Enough To Work For American Apparel?

Wannabe American Apparel employees must have "full body, head-to-toe" photos approved before hiring, according to an investigation by the gossip blog Gawker. Managers send photos to some unknown higher-level employee, where the pics are approved or denied. A source has told Gawker that American Apparel has a new hiring policy where physical attractiveness — under

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 14, 2010

Is American Apparel Going Curvier?

American Apparel usually favors Ms. Skinny No-Boobs and hip-less hipsters to model its products. However, the retailer may be embracing curvier shapes (and not just in some one-off butt campaign). New product shots in the swimwear category (a good place to start if you want to make a statement) show girls in high-waisted bikinis with…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 9, 2010

Summer Must-Have: Short Shorts For Under Your Skirt

I loathe pants. I hate the way they feel, and I hate the way they look on me. This explains why I am such a fan of spring/summer fashion. Come May, my wardrobe consists solely of skirts and dresses, and I'm one happy camper. Until, that is, the wind comes along to rain on my…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 26, 2010

The End Of American Apparel Is Quite Possibly Near

American Apparel is apparently in some deep financial trouble. The retailer has suffered substantial operating losses and, according to Gawker, is $91 million in debt! Execs are engaged in a restructuring deal at the moment, but even the company admitted this is really, really bad, explaining in a public statement, "There can be no assurance…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 20, 2010

American Able Photo Series Spoofs Hypersexual American Apparel Ads Using A Disabled Model

Photographer Holly Norris says on her website, "Rarely, if ever, are women with disabilities portrayed in anything other than an asexual manner, for ‘disabled’ bodies are largely perceived as ‘undesirable.’" To combat that perception, Norris has chosen to spoof the highly identifiable American Apparel ads, which the company claims feature "real women," though only real…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2010