Like learning a foreign language, getting dressed takes a little time and effort, but goes a long way toward convincing Spaniards to let you perform their oral surgery. Take a fashionable path to foreign root canals with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of current fashions at American Apparel. This Groupon is only redeemable online.
An American-named outfittery founded by a native Montrealer, American Apparel provides customers with an eclectic lineup of prêt-a-porter possibilities constructed to complement the carcasses of average clothes-wearing humans. Cram your closet with the company’s seasonless staples, such as a unisex long-sleeve jersey T-shirt ($23), to ensure an ample supply of comfortable classics that will remain fashionable long after closets themselves have been replaced by hydraulic pants-compression chambers. Fashionable femmes can find familiar pieces recast in new fabrics and colors with an assortment of new knitwear, such as a unisex knit cardigan ($74) and basic T-shirts ($14 and up) provide both guys and dolls with versatile torso packaging. Wool peacoats ($195) and polar fleece pullover hoodies ($55) serve as flattering flesh protectors during long summer staring contests with obstinate air conditioners.
American Apparel pumps out its stylish stock from a seven-story factory sprouting from the fertile earth of Los Angeles, California. An employer of over 1,000 Canadians, the company credits Canadian principles of fairness for inspiring its socially responsible, vertically integrated production model and its systematic aversion to waste, which allows American Apparel to staff its facility with highly paid, smile-wearing workers while keeping its prices low and its environmental impact to a minimum.
The iconic fashion label American Apparel is known for adorning stylish customers with classic fashion basics. It's also known for edgy advertisements that display natural, unretouched beauty.
But what many don't know about the brand is that it's an American company in every sense. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in downtown Los Angeles or within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every T-shirt, bodysuit, and pair of leggings is made in a sweatshop-free environment by workers who earn a fair wage.
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.