The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear.
But what many don't know about the brand?despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase?is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment.
Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.
The Place offers a laid-back atmosphere and tasty American classics. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at The Place, though, so plan to indulge a bit. The Place's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. The Place is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along. You'll find lots of space for you and the whole gang to spread out at The Place, which accommodates plenty of large groups. In the mood for dancing? Jive to a live DJ, and show off your moves on the restaurant floor. The noise level can sometimes reach near deafening levels, so save your conversations for another night.
Weekdays are busy at The Place. Keep it casual at The Place — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Those driving to The Place can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.
You won't need to save up for a trip to The Place — most meals cost less than $15. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at The Place — swing by for for favorite meal.
Find your morning fix at Mohr and McPherson — this offbeat coffee shop serves a strong cup with an unconventional attitude. Mohr and McPherson is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Mohr and McPherson is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along. Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Mohr and McPherson's complimentary wifi. Canine companions are invited to tag along to Mohr and McPherson as well.
If time is of the essence, Mohr and McPherson's take-out option may be a better fit.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot. Or, if you prefer, leave the car at home and catch public transportation at nearby stops at Washington St. @ E Berkeley St. (SL4, SL5), Washington St. @ Union Pk (SL4, SL5), and Washington St. @ Herald St. (SL4, SL5).
With prices below $15 per person, you can eat at Mohr and McPherson as often as you like!
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of ?hard-to-find tools,? and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone?s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.