Clothes may make the man, but man makes clothes dance in embarrassing conga lines, roll in the mud, and snuggle with shedding golden retrievers according to his omnipotent whims. Exert control over sartorial charges in style with today’s Groupon to American Apparel. Choose from the following options:
- For $25, you get $50 worth of clothing and accessories in-store.
- For $25, you get $50 worth of clothing and accessories online.
- For $50, you get $100 worth of clothing and accessories in-store.
- For $50, you get $100 worth of clothing and accessories online.<p>
The in-store options are valid at all U.S. locations, including outlets. Online orders totaling $75 or more receive free shipping.
At its massive garment works in downtown Los Angeles, American Apparel designs, knits, cuts, dyes, and sews an eclectic lineup of stylish, well-fitting fashion basics. Shoppers can feed hungry closets with a chic cornucopia of comfortable classics, such as tri-blend short-sleeved track shirts in eight eye-sating flavors ($22) or ankle-accentuating striped calf-high socks ($8). Meshwear reintroduces fashionable femmes to familiar pieces recast in new fabrics and colors, such as an ’80s-style nylon Gloria-V bodysuit inset with a deep, v-shaped micromesh panel ($44). Eminently versatile, a basic leather belt ($34) tames the nebulous nature and flowy chiffon of an oversize button-up ($58). For the winter months or warm-weather staring contests with obstinate air conditioners, American Apparel also packs outerwear, such as the men’s flex fleece zip hoodie ($46) and the chunky-knit striped fisherman’s pullover ($78).
A socially responsible vertically integrated production model and a systematic aversion to waste allow American Apparel to staff its sweatshop-free facility in downtown Los Angeles with thousands of smile-wearing workers and keep its prices low and its environmental impact to a minimum.
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.