| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Two weeks after his humiliating ouster from American Apparel Inc., Dov Charney's seemingly doomed quest to take back the clothing company he founded has gained surprising traction.
In an unorthodox move, the scandal-plagued Los Angeles chief executive...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:26 PM
American Apparel Inc., which recently overhauled its board after a dramatic corporate kerfuffle, is getting a new director.
The Los Angeles retailer said that former lender Lion Capital has designated Robert Mintz as its newest board member, according...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Standard & Poor's Rating Services downgraded American Apparel Inc.'s credit rating amid concerns that the troubled retailer will be forced to restructure its debt.
The Wall Street rating agency said the Los Angeles company was roiled by uncertainty in...
| 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 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Yesterday, it finally happened. When I least expected it, it was right there in front of my face. Just casually hanging out in my Instagram feed.
I haven’t heard that word since I was a preteen, talking with my mom about what we were...
| 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 31, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Behind the faded coral walls of American Apparel's downtown L.A. factory, a seventh-floor corner office sits locked with the shade pulled low.
That's where founder Dov Charney kept tabs on his often-troubled empire before the company's board of...
| Jul 8, 2014
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...