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American Apparel Ex-CEO Dov Charney Defends Himself in Bankruptcy Court

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Wilmington, DE—Ousted American Apparel CEO/Founder Dov Charney made what could be his final attempt to wrestle back the bankrupt Made-in-the-USA apparel and accessories retailer. Speaking at bankruptcy court here, Charney, whose $300 million takeover bid with Hagan Capital Group and Silver Creek Capital Partners was rejected, In what press reports …

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As Expected, American Apparel Files Bankruptcy, Reorganization Plans

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Los Angeles—It appeared inevitable: after failing to make a profit or turnaround sales and operations since 2009, American Apparel Inc. filed today for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and revealed a reorganization plan that would keep its retail and made-in-USA manufacturing facilities open. Under the agreement reached with its most secured …

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Banana Republic, CFDA Partner to Support Emerging U.S. Designers

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New York—Made—and designed—in the USA is something that’s on the minds of many retailers these days—from Walmart to Macy’s to online up-and-comers that expose small struggling designers. Now Banana Republic and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) are joining forces to support emerging designers based in America who …

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Macys.com Launches Alliance to Provide Independent Designers an Outlet

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New York—Determined to attract yet another generation to its department store business, Macy’s today announced the launch of a collaboration with online fashion tech start-up company Nineteenth Amendment on macys.com. The exclusive partnership will expose Nineteenth Amendment’s stable of up-and-coming designers to Macy’s Millennial shoppers who will have the opportunity …

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AAFA Releases 2014 Apparel, Shoe Statistics

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) released last week its ApparelStats 2014 and ShoeStats 2014 reports, which provide a snapshot of the U.S. apparel and footwear industry market trends for 2013. ApparelStats and ShoeStats examine the yearly business and trade information related to U.S. consumption, production, employment, imports, and retail prices. “The industry …

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Item of the Day: Dian Malouf

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We’ve got a bone to pick over all the skulls…Not just because it’s Halloween but because one of the originators of the iconic looks just doesn’t get her just desserts. Way before Alexander McQueen, “Pirates of the Caribbean,” Hot Topic, or “battered Herman-Melville-meets-Edgar-Allan-Poe T-shirts made by Rogues Gallery, on costly …