| Jun 25, 2015
| 6:25 PM
The yearlong battle between American Apparel Inc. and founder Dov Charney has taken another twist, with Charney filing a lawsuit accusing company officials and hedge fund Standard General of conspiring to push him out of the company last June.
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Hedge fund Lion Capital has nominated one of its founders for a seat on the American Apparel Inc. board and is pushing the Los Angeles retailer to weigh "strategic alternatives," presumably including a sale of the company.
The London-based Lion...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 2:57 PM
American Apparel has disclosed the names of four new board members, including the first female director in the history of a company known for racy advertising.
The board shake-up is part of a deal with New York investment firm Standard General, which...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:16 PM
A New York investment group has bought a $10-million loan as part of its efforts to shore up American Apparel Inc.'s finances and keep it from teetering into bankruptcy.
Standard General, which controls a nearly 44% stake in the Los Angeles clothing...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Los Angeles commercial property landlord Evoq Properties Inc. has agreed to be sold for $357.4 million to a group of investors led by Atlas Capital Group of New York.
Evoq owns several downtown Los Angeles properties including vacant land ripe for...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:52 PM
American Apparel Inc., bedeviled by turmoil in the executive suite, reported a larger-than-expected loss in its second quarter as the retailer struggled with flat sales and worked to secure fresh credit from borrowers.
The Los Angeles retailer, which...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 6:45 PM
American Apparel Inc., the Los Angeles retailer that recently ousted its controversial chief executive, said it won't meet the deadline to file its second-quarter financial results.
The company said Tuesday that its new board of directors needs more...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Two seemingly unrelated stories about feminism, sexism and social media caught my eye this week.
The first is a kerfuffle over American Apparel’s back-to-school campaign, which featured -- at least briefly, on its Instagram account in the U.K . --...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A young woman named Mariona lounges on her knees and forearms. She wears a provocative expression and tight red American Apparel booty shorts.
The advertisement's headline: "Made in USA — Sweatshop Free."
The ads sell a racy image, but just as...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The year's just a little more than half over, but that apparently was plenty of time for music to provide us with some head-scratchingly awful lyrics.
Here's some of my favorite worst-of-the-worst (and often NSFW) so far.
"Fancy," Iggy Azalea...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:26 PM
American Apparel Inc. lender Lion Capital reportedly is demanding full repayment of its $10-million loan after negotiations between the two sides failed.
The Los Angeles retailer has been in discussions with London company Lion Capital following the...