You could have saved it

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

You could have saved it.

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Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@New_Cliche
i tried

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@Evil_kitten
which intl city will get AA next?

takes2long
takes2long

@haveahappyday
maybe a pop up in mtl or toronto

iluvmen
iluvmen

@takes2long
I mean, if they're going to do a few B&M stores in the US, maybe NYC, LA, SF. Where else?

likme
likme

@iluvmen
If big Nordstrom stores didn't host Hanes and Everlane pop-ins, AA could have potentially been rly good

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@likme
did people care about the ethics of Am App or was it just the convenience of well-designed basics? I know I can buy stuff online but I really miss the experience of walking around am app for 15-20 min deciding what to wear to a party that night

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

what the fuck

Supergrass
Supergrass

@PurpleCharger
?

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

sex sells
The company, which had not made a profit since 2009,[3] filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. on October 5, 2015 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.[4][5][6]

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

I remember going to American Apparel once and got a T-shirt. The girl at the register goes "Hi, just this?" "Yes," I replied. She then turns around to ask her colleague something then when she turns back to me she goes "can I help you?"

I don't know if she was fucking with me, retarded, or high, but I realized what kind of people this store is for.

Also I remember they sold this see through lace top which I figured people just wore underneath stuff. I go into a store in New York and the register girl is only wearing that as a top, nipples fully visible. She was hot and it was much appreciated. I still didn't buy anything.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Not a fan of their pieces, but this brand was great. I loved the edge they had, too bad it wasn't appreciated in the mainstream.

5mileys
5mileys

@PurpleCharger
Man I know what you mean. I'm a bit too old to even be posting here but before the word "hipster" meant what it meant like 5-10 years ago I used to shop at AA. early 2000s and I remember them having the dumbest employees. We used to call them art fucks or artsy fartsy. The girls would all be super hot alternative stylish hippy girls. But we're they ever dumb as a door knob. The last time I shopped there this girl Liz Lee who had a show on MTV was working there lol. Would always buy sweaters and zip ups shit lasted forever. When I used to buy band closes they would always be American apparel.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@New_Cliche
the main problem with aa wasn't the edgy porn marketing but the inconsistent product. i've ordered t-shirts from in the same size that were all differently big.
honestly, i prefer chink to mexican work by a large margin.

Emberfire
Emberfire

@New_Cliche
They failed cause Uniqlo

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@Fuzzy_Logic
yeah their whole rapetography deal was actually such a sick look

likme
likme

Uniqlo + H&M + Zara ate up their markets.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@PurpleCharger
FUCKING GAMESTOP

Skullbone
Skullbone

i miss working there so god damn much
@Emberfire
@likme
it was dov, literally right after he got fired our sales tanked. not only did he completely tarnish the reputation of AA but he actually knew how to make the company work and what the customers wanted.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Skullbone
I’ve read that he was super autistic and really devoted. Like he would show up to random stores and sweep

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Was it too controversial for the mainstream?

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Los Angeles Apparel exists

https://losangelesapparel.net/collections/bodysuits

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@Raving_Cute
This shit looks terrible

girlDog
girlDog

@Crazy_Nice

It's the same shit

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Crazy_Nice

Made in USA vs not

girlDog
girlDog

@Evil_kitten
Vielen Dank für den Versuch, Tripsk

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@SomethingNew
Sex sells only when the product is worth selling.
You're not going to buy shoddy merchandise no matter how pretty the model.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@New_Cliche
There was nothing worth saving

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@PurpleCharger
I don't know if she was fucking with me, retarded, or high, but I realized what kind of people this store is for.

DeathDog
DeathDog

That one redheads ass is already carved in stone for future generations to remember.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@DeathDog
did you summon me?

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@PurpleCharger
t. faggot

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@New_Cliche
@Dreamworx
@likme
@iluvmen
@takes2long

Why is this so aesthetic?
It seems so raw and natural, like nudes your girlfriend sent, it evokes that sense of teenage freedom.
Why did we let this die?

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@Gigastrength
You're going to love Terry Richardson

RavySnake
RavySnake

@Gigastrength
he was funny and had a kooky personality, but i can see how that comes across as autism. i only saw him once, came to our store ran his finger across the register and said "someone hasn't been sweeping!!" in a weird voice. he also had a entourage of girls with him, wouldn't be surprised if all were barely legal.
wish he kept his dick in his pants

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@RavySnake
*someone hasn't been dusting
would also always give out packages (basically free clothes) if he liked your outfit annnnd i've been told he would sometimes just go to the stores safe and walk out with cash lmao

StonedTime
StonedTime

The brand still exists online, but I can't imagine it doing well at all. When I comes down to it, there's nothing special about this brand other than its marketing. I needs to come back to the mainstream by making something worth wearing

eGremlin
eGremlin

The only thing they have going is their push of "Made in USA" and "Factory Ethics". Maybe they should go even further and appeal to this crowd. Recycled fabrics like Patagonia? Vegan? Veeky Forums is filled with kids, what are they into these days?

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

I love their advertising. The fact it's considered so controversial just reflects America's phobia of the human body. More like this. I also love how it's a slap in the face to SJW culture.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@eGremlin
Push drug culture. Hemp fabrics.

Inmate
Inmate

With the name American Apparel, I don't think they can ever come back to mainstream. Gotta rebrand.

Techpill
Techpill

thanks for reminder op, just ordered my gf a bodysuit for christmas :)

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@eGremlin
besides basics and the marketing another main thing AA had going for them was the weird/unique clothes. scrunchies, fanny packs, loud colorful prints, they were among the first to tap into that late 80s/90s nostalgia. they also had interesting collaborations with artists (nathalie du pasquier, kesh, etc.)
i really don't trust gildan bringing them back to their former glory, if dov's new line can be like peak AA then i'd be happy. no way would it ever be as popular tho

Snarelure
Snarelure

@PackManBrainlure
What new brand?

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Snarelure
los angeles apparel @Raving_Cute
there isn't much atm, bodysuits and a unisex section with like t-shirts

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Deadlyinx
i can't enjoy terry richardson knowing that ugly son of a bitch has been balls deep in most of the dumb sluts he photographs. part of the appeal is the innocent and pure teenage naivete, which you don't get with terry's stuff.

RumChicken
RumChicken

@Flameblow
Needs to come up with a better name than that.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

I already miss AA

I was lucky to hit up a few of their stores as everything was closing, and it was all on clearance. Copped a bunch of shit for cheap.

Evilember
Evilember

@Poker_Star
Loved Kacy but pic related will always be my American Apparelfu

StonedTime
StonedTime

Literally Uniqlo but with trashy ads and bimbo employees

massdebater
massdebater

@New_Cliche
Honestly, one of the best photo ads I've ever seen. American Apparel's porn-esque photo shoots is where they really shine. I know they're offensive, but they honestly DO make AA stand out in a positively memorable way. At least in my estimation

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Why do 90% of these bitches have good bodies but then a face like a slapped ass?

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@TalkBomber
For me, it's the charm

cum2soon
cum2soon

@PurpleCharger
I don't know if she was fucking with me, retarded, or high, but I realized what kind of people this store is for.

askme
askme

@Need_TLC
That's not it. I only know this brand from thrift stores, never saw any advertisements for it. The advertisement is wildly out of line with their very basic boring clothes.

TechHater
TechHater

@askme
true, most of the basic shit from American Apparel you can find at thrift stores for less than $10. Their website is worth wanking to though.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@Evilember
Ugly face.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@BunnyJinx
talk shit post face

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@BunnyJinx
I love the combo of plain qt face with ideal bod desu

Flameblow
Flameblow

@New_Cliche
I'm not the type of person to spend $50 for a tee-shirt and $100 for jeans. And it's all pretty plane Jane anyways

DeathDog
DeathDog

@New_Cliche
yea but u kno i had 2 do it 2 em

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