After facing a gruelling bankruptcy and foreclosure of all it’s physical stores worldwide, the iconic Los Angeles-based brand will be re-opening one flagship store in its home city later this year.
The defunct American Apparel location on Melrose Avenue that was once the biggest in California will be revived and serve as the new store. What has changed now, and will likely disappoint much of their loyal fans, is that American Apparel isn’t technically American apparel anymore. Most items are now made at either Gildan’s factories in Central America or sub-contracted elsewhere to cut costs. However, most of their highly covetable best sellers that earned them the notoriety are still in production today such as the 50/50 T-shirt, tennis skirts, bodysuits and Flex Fleece zip hoodies.