Must Haves Before the Closing of American Apparel

American Apparel

Johanna Malafouris

It’s no secret that American Apparel has had bankruptcy issues in the past, but this January we learned those issues have taken a big enough toll that the company is expected to close all 110 retail stores across the United States. They are being bought out by the active wear company Gildan. While specific press release from American Apparel has not been released, its most likely all stores will be closed by April (Montes, 2017). It’s a sad closing for the made in America brand who prides themselves on no sweatshops. With the closing its an estimated 3,400 factory positions will be let go per Pret-a-Reporter.

With the stores, soon to be gone, there are some must have items you need to purchase before we say our good byes. Not to mention with the discount code TAKE40, you can get these items for a steal with 40 percent off.

The Basics

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The Jeans:

The perfect everyday pair of jean that are a bit of a throw-back to the 90’s mom jean era. They come in 3 washes that are easy to pair with any outfit.


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The Classic Turtle Neck:

 Something that every girl needs as a staple in their wardrobe almost anything. This turtleneck is a sophisticated top you can just throw on underneath any sweater or jacket or on its own. 


Going Out

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The Cross-Body Crop Top:

Perfect for a night out or daytime lunch date. It’s deep V-Neck will have people looking twice, while the long sleeve and tie add a nice touch making it slightly more conservative. 


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The Off Shoulder Top:×1-rib-carmen-top_rsavr390?c=Black

Can be worn causally or dressed up with some jewelry to wear out. The shoulders are the perfect little bit of skin to tastefully show off. The ribbed material the shirt Is made from it also very flattering on the body.


American Apparel’s pieces are all great to have in your wardrobe because they are mostly plain and nothing too flashy which makes them perfect to pair with the other pieces you already have or fun accessories. The pieces above are just a few of my favorites you can check out the rest of their items on their website:


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Pret-a-Reporter. (2017, 02 08). Pret-a-Reporter. Retrieved from The Hollywood reporter:



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