| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:55 AM
A welcome trinity of factors -- perkier job prospects, summer temperatures and more affordable prices -- helped retail sales in June beat expectations.
Same-store sales at shops open at least a year -- a measure that strips out the volatility of...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 11:08 AM
The high-end clothing line The Row, which is designed by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (of Olsen twin TV fame) has caused a media stir with its pre-fall 2014 lookbook. Wearing the clothes are three models who, unlike most professional models these days,...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Based on a sketch from The Second City e.t.c. revue, "A Clown Car Named Desire," cast members Brooke Breit, Mike Kosinski and Chris Witaske write and star in "Welcome To American Apparel," an online video series about some open-minded hipster employees of...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:34 PM
American Apparel Inc. struggled with out-of-stock items and high costs as it continued to transition to a new distribution center in La Mirada, resulting in disappointing earnings for the period ended Sept. 30.
The Los Angeles company said its revenue...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 1:47 PM
At 9 a.m., stores such as Old Navy and Banana Republic were opening on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, hoping to lure Thanksgiving shoppers with discounts and other deals.
But very few showed up. The emptiness was almost eerie, with no lines...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:16 PM
With the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, set to begin in less than 10 weeks, Los Angeles-based American Apparel has partnered with organizations Athlete Ally and All Out on a clothing line to benefit LGBT advocacy groups in Russia.
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Harry Styles of One Direction took home the British Style Award at the British Fashion Awards on Monday in London. The 19-year-old received the award from Alexa Chung, herself the winner for the last three years, and model Jack Guinness. He beat out other...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Tuesday at its New York City flagship, Burton Snowboards unveiled the official uniforms to be worn by U.S. snowboarders at the upcoming Olympic Winter Games, a collection that manages to be both retro-nostalgia cool and highly technical.
The most high-...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Note to businesses around the world. Don't do this. Ever.
"Remember Pearl Harbor With Bombs and Kamikazes."
When Murphy's Bleachers put up that sign connecting the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor tragedy with bar drinks, the response on social media...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:52 PM
American Apparel Inc. is fighting to retain its listing on the New York Stock Exchange while buried in negotiations over financing -- efforts that the Los Angeles retailer said would force it to file its annual report late.
The clothing manufacturer and...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Office supply giant Staples Inc. is planning to close as many as 225 North American stores while slashing annualized costs by up to $500 million by the end of 2015.
The Framingham, Mass., company, which has been pressured by online competitors such as...