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  • American Apparel backer buys $10-million loan, helps prevent default

    American Apparel backer buys $10-million loan, helps prevent default
    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...
  • Company apologizes for use of Challenger explosion photo

    Company apologizes for use of Challenger explosion photo
      American Apparel caused a furor Thursday after it posted on Tumblr a stylized photo of the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion along with light-hearted snapshots of Americana, apparently in reference to the July 4 holiday. It received complaints and...
  • American Apparel lender issues default notice on $10-million loan

    American Apparel lender issues default notice on $10-million loan
    American Apparel Inc. said Tuesday it had received a default notice on a nearly $10-million loan from lender Lion Capital. The Los Angeles retailer said Lion Capital formally demanded repayment on Monday and told the retailer that the ouster of Dov...
  • American Apparel shareholder sues Charney, board members

    American Apparel shareholder sues Charney, board members
    An American Apparel shareholder is suing Dov Charney and the remaining six members of the American Apparel board, alleging breach of fiduciary duties to the company and shareholders. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Los Angeles on Monday,...
  • In social media, there are no excuses

    In social media, there are no excuses
    Over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, a photo of the 1986 space shuttle Challenger explosion was mistaken for fireworks and posted to American Apparel's Tumblr. Ouch. That's bad. But then came the company apology. "The image was re-blogged in error...
  • Find discontinued treasures online

    Find discontinued treasures online
    Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Revlon has discontinued the colors of powdered blush and liquid makeup I have used for years. L'Oreal has discontinued the color of powder eye shadow I use, and Maybelline has discontinued my shade of Superstay 24 Color lip color....
  • Inside the American Apparel manufacturing facility in downtown Los Angeles

     
    About 4,500 employees work at its main factory in downtown Los Angeles, housed in a former Southern Pacific Railway freight depot. Many of the workers are involved in cutting, sewing and packaging the brightly colored garments that have a cult following...
  • Charney investment deal doesn't guarantee return to American Apparel

    Charney investment deal doesn't guarantee return to American Apparel
    Ousted American Apparel Chief Executive Dov Charney has regained control of a large chunk of the company's stock, but that strategy has tethered him to the strategic vision of the investment firm that allowed him to buy those shares. Charney entered...
  • American Apparel lender Lion Capital demands $10-million loan be paid

    American Apparel lender Lion Capital demands $10-million loan be paid
    The wealthy playboy behind American Apparel Inc.'s latest crisis isn't ousted Chief Executive Dov Charney. It's a London financier named Lyndon Lea. American Apparel told securities regulators Tuesday that Lea's private equity firm, Lion Capital, has...
  • Film Review: 'Paris Follies'

    If Alexander Payne had been born in Normandy rather than Nebraska, he might have made a film like "Paris Follies," a gently comedic portrait of a rural cow farmer trying to cope when his restless wife, Brigitte, leaves him for a big-city fling. Though a...
  • American Apparel saga: Why did it take so long to sack Dov Charney?

    American Apparel saga: Why did it take so long to sack Dov Charney?
    The American Apparel story is a saga of sleazy behavior and flagrant dereliction of duty. No, we're not talking about the Los Angeles company's founder, chairman and CEO, Dov Charney, though he's bad enough. We're talking about its board of directors....