From Our Editors
Colorful basics – t-shirts, sweatshirts, jeans, leggings and skirts, to name a few – can be found in abundance at the Harlem location of this national clothing retailer. Seasonal items (think gloves, hats, shorts) rotate with more whimsical designs like leather bustiers and spandex crop tops. American Apparel manufactures in Los Angeles and guarantees its products “sweatshop free,” making them a quality option for simple garments that suit most casual needs. This slightly cramped, perpetually hip clothing retailer sells primarily to youthful groups of teenagers and twentysomethings, and is one of a string of national chains to have opened recently along 125th Street, particularly around the Apollo Theater.