It manufactures, wholesales, and retails all of its products, and is popular in mainstream, urban areas such as San Francisco, New York City, Seattle, and Portland.
Although slightly more priced than similar retailers, American Apparel produces all of its clothes in the United States, pays their workers a decent wage and provides them with healthcare, and utilizes cruelty free practices.
B:"You should really check out American Apparel- albeit not as inexpensive as Wal-Mart, their shirts are all organic, made in the US, and by happy workers at minimum wage. I'm pretty sure some child labor in China made your top."
American Apparel t-shirts are noticeable better quality and fit than $4 Wal*Mart shirts in addition to producing excellent screen printing results. They are under fire from people that have never felt how soft and light an American Apparel shirt is and people that do not know how a t-shirt should properly fit. Their t-shirts are worth the price you pay; frugal individuals can find AA t-shirts for under $10.
In this case, the old adage, "You get what you pay for," rings true. Sure, it may cost a bit more to buy an article of clothing from American Apparel than from Wal*Mart and the like, but if you honestly cannot admit that American Apparel's clothing is of a far superior quality than those you would find at such other establishments, you're just flat out kidding yourself.
"Omg, these lululemon pants ride me so bad! Like, is that ashley? As if, she has a purple american apparel hoodie, i was the first, my daddy bought it for me in toronto!"
Rich Girl Two
"Psssh I know, lets jump into my moms Hummer, listen to some regina spektor to be indie, and go to starbucks, to show off these hoodies!"
Clara- Omg, these magenta spandex leggings are adorable!
Violet- You're never going to wear them.....
Clara- It's American Apparel. All the stuff I buy here I dont wear. I dont care. They're cute and I want them.
Clara never wears the leggings.
The ad's feature scantily clad women generally found on the street just before the photo shoot. The founder of the company has been a known perv who has been reported for sexual harassment many times.
"Dude i can tell those turquoise tights are definitely from American Apparel!"
They're probably best known for their basics: t-shirts, tights, socks, hoodies, leggings and underwear in a huge variety of solid colors and patterns, as well as every size imaginable. Everything fits well, looks good, and lasts pretty much forever. The t-shirts are particularly good for screen printing.
Hipsters will criticize it for becoming popular with the teen audience, but if you think something is bad simply because of who likes it, then you really need to rethink all of your opinions.
Yes, it's priced slightly higher than most other retailers, but only those who have never felt the cozy fit of an AA t-shirt would prefer a $4 bad karma, low quality Wal-Mart shirt.
Person B: "Well, I got one in the same color last month too from somewhere but it's faded and worn out already. But it's still better because YOU'RE just some mainstream teen who follows trends."
Person A: "If it's sweatshop-free mainstream, it's good."
"I started shopping at American Apparel. It costs more, but it's worth it because it supports the American economy, and it's the only clothing I have that stays comfy and good-looking forever."