You've got to hand it to American Apparel -- they're always finding new ways to make tired cotton and spandex duds into something exciting and marketable
Trade in your most recent "totally ironic" cheap beer choice...and try on a brand new set of made-for-summer affectations!
The entire tussle, while ostensibly about rights of publicity -- American Apparel used an unauthorized image of Woody Allen in an advertising campaign -- is about who's grosser.
Even fashion demi-god Karl Lagerfeld maintains a Chanel-centric Twitter account where we get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into one of design's most brilliant minds.
I'm going to ask several things of you today, graduates, with number one being that if this stack of cocktail napkins holding my speech is blown away, please retrieve them for me because I have my ATM pin number scrawled on each one.
However people feel about American Apparel, it's usually passionate. I've seen friends argue about this company with the same intensity they put into religion and politics.
American Apparel's fashion sense is personal, retro, preppy, cute, disco, outre. Whatever their designers want to wear, it seems, they figure we'll want to wear. And most of the time they're right.
It's the moment that fills the dreams (and nightmares) of business execs. You are standing in a grocery aisle, presented with 10 different kinds of tomato sauces in 40 different flavors. Which one do you choose?
As far as public relations goes, American Apparel's response to Woody Allen's lawsuit is one of the most absolutely moronic moves I have ever seen anyone make.
In this era of economic uncertainty and growing environmental consciousness, no one wants to be caught with new clothes.
What happens when American Apparel stores outnumber Gap stores in New York City and blogging about music, photos, or cooking becomes lucrative? Have hipsters won or merely defeated themselves?
Does sex sell? Yes. But it's reached the point where subconscious imagery has flown out the door and retailers are relying on the most obvious, explicit images possible.
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How can the highly-regarded liberal mayor of San Fransisco have granted such lengthy exemptions to taxpayer-subsidized contractors who admittedly fail to comply with the sweatfree law?