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The Gap Ganks Its Latest Ad Campaign From American Apparel

The hilarious part of this is that a quick glance at this new Gap ad will only send interested customers running to the rival they ripped off. (In fairness, they did add a dash of Calvin Klein, circa the Brooke Shields days.) Back to the drawing board! [AdWeek via Scanner]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 18, 2009

Face Off: How To Tell If You Work At Abercrombie Or American Apparel

Dov Charney, American Apparel’s oft-sued CEO and general pervy slimeball, is at it again. This time around, he’s been accused of discriminating based on looks. Again. Apparently, one of his store managers tipped off Gawker, saying that Charney sent out a memo requesting that those employees not genetically blessed enough to hold up American Apparel’…

By: Lily Q / July 31, 2009

My Beef With Jersey (Sheets)

Not long ago, we told you about how American Apparel introduced a new line of jersey bedding. My first thought was innnn-teresting. Next brainwave: Why the hell do I want a set of jersey sheets? Sure, jersey sheets (t-shirt sheets for those not trolling the aisles of Bed, Bath & Beyond on their Sunday mornings)…

By: Nina Carbone / July 17, 2009

Legalize American Apparel!

We knew that American Apparel had very liberal views on immigration reform, but not this liberal. The company is under fire from U.S immigration officials for allegedly hiring about 1,600 employees who are not eligible to work in the United States. An additional 200 employees are said to have “discrepancies in their work records.” Official…

By: Zandile Blay / July 3, 2009

American Apparel Diversifies Its Offerings With Bedding

American Apparel has been a mecca of hipster clothes since it debuted more than 10 years ago. But how much longer can people continue to wear deep V-neck shirts, gold lamé leggings, and hot pants? The company seems to know that the demand for these products could wane, so they’ve been adding new items to…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 30, 2009

Crave: A Dapper American Apparel Bow Tie

This bow tie pays homage to the teddy bear we’ve had since we were 7, but if anyone asks, we’d just say that we’re taking fashion cues from Andre 3000 or Tucker Carlson. But really, how cute would a seersucker bow tie look on a Wall Street girly-girl outfit like a button down shirt, a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 29, 2009

American Apparel’s Most Skanktastic Looks

Sometimes we wonder if American Apparel isn’t just pulling our chain with each increasingly slutty product they put out. Some of these things seem like they were made solely to stir up controversy rather than for a profit. If that’s the case, Dov gets points for marketing smarts (which doesn’t effect his overall loss of…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 18, 2009

Sex And Drugs At Cirque Du Soleil

Yes, I buy American Apparel clothing from time to time. No, I am not a fan of their ad campaigns—I refer to them as “hipster porn.” When I heard about their sleazebag CEO, Dov Charney, and his alleged sexual indiscretions with employees, I was even less motivated to spend $50 on assless tights. But I…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 16, 2009

Stop Trying to Make Scrunchies Happen, American Apparel

We’ve kept silent while Dov Charney has screwed around with fashion.

We put up with the pervy advertisements.

We put up with Charney masturbating in front of a Jane reporter.

We put up with his numerous sexual harassment lawsuits.

We put up with…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 3, 2009

American Apparel To Offer Butt-Baring Tights

American Apparel’s Coming Soon section shows products that will be sold by the retailer in the near future. Along with an oversized hair bow, a shiny vinyl weekend bag, and a nylon spandex micro-mesh long sleeve button-up, the store is planning to offer “sheer luxe cut-out pantyhose.” The name is misleading. It’s not like these…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 22, 2009

Quickies!: Brooke Shields Shows Her Cougar Side In Sexy Photos

Brooke Shields dominates wayyy younger male model Chris Fawcett in a sexy shoot for Australia’s Kurv. The mag describes the pics as portraying an older woman “finding love” with a younger man. [Pop Eater] — Thumbs up for Brooke, although it seems to be sex, not love, that these two hotties are “finding.”
Woody…

By: The Frisky / May 18, 2009

American Apparel Goes On The Defensive In Woody Allen Suit

Last year, Woody Allen filed a $10 million lawsuit against American Apparel for using a photo of him dressed as a Hasidic Jew from his rom-com “Annie Hall” without his permission. The image was put on billboards in Hollywood and New York, but according to the company, they were only up for one week. Alle…

By: Annika Harris / April 22, 2009

Quickies!: Kelly Bensimon Is The Ambassador For Wool

Kelly Killoren Bensimon tells the new issue of Bazaar, “Honestly, if being inauthentic means graduating from Columbia University, writing three books, starting two magazines, bearing two children, being the ambassador for wool, running a marathon for charity — if that’s inauthentic? Tell me what authentic is.” [DListed] — Somebody, anybody, please, tell me what the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 10, 2009

Poll: Would You Wear Two-Toned Tights?

Now that it’s getting colder, pants and tights are coming out of hibernation. The choice is cover your legs or freeze, really. Over on Refinery 29, there have been a bunch of two-toned leg spottings, including one girl wearing an awesome pair of jeans with one black leg and one white leg. The most readily…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 24, 2008

Love It Or Leave It: Faux Leather Leggings

Leggings are great for working out, lounging around, throwing on, or for pairing with an outfit that was a once cute dress but is now too short. The greatness of leggings, is not what I’m debating here. It’s what’s spawning from these tight favorites that has me worried. Mainly, what are these faux leather, almost

By: Leigh Raines / August 29, 2008

Make A Tie-Dye Scarf Like Rihanna’s

We were excited to see photos of both Liv Tyler and Rihanna looking all hippie-chic with tie-dye clothes this week and are especially enamored by RiRi’s scarf. While hers is probably made by someone fancy, it can be easily reproduced on the cheap.

Just take a white American Apparel scarf, and wrap rubberband…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 4, 2008

Underage Sex In Advertising Attracts Older Consumers

ABC News has a big story out today that talks about sex in advertising. American Apparel, BMW, and Gossip Girl are just a few of the latest brands to embrace carnal desire in print ads, but they’re taking it a step farther by putting people who look very young in provocative positions to draw attentio…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 29, 2008

Turn-On Trend: Tube Socks

Lacey bras, silk slips, corsets, teddies, garter belts, assless panties…sexy lingerie big bucks, but we’re happy to spend for the fringe benefits! That’s the cost of getting a man’s attention, right? Well, like most things we think about men, we’re wrong. Apparently, all the dudes want is a lady in tube socks. Yes, that’s right,…

By: Simcha / June 19, 2008

American Apparel Starts Selling Vibrators Alongside Overpriced T-Shirts

American Apparel, the t-shirt and clothing company well-known for its, um, amorous owner Dov Charney and its controversial advertisements (like the one at left), is getting into the pleasure business — that is, they’re officially selling the Hitachi Magic Wand (a back massager turned, uh, other massager), online and at stores nationwide. Will the Rabbit…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 16, 2008

Woody Allen Beats Off American Apparel

American Apparel is known for perverse ads which feature their scantily dressed female employees. Although, CEO Dov Charney has already been sued by some of his former employees, he believes in equal opportunity, or so he said in a deposition tape, “I frequently drop my pants to show people my new product.” Vomit. But now…

By: Simcha / April 2, 2008
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