The End of an Era: American Apparel Finally Anti-Theft Tags Its Clothes

American Apparel is changing its way of doing business. The troubled hipster clothier — so renowned as a soft touch for shoplifters that Shoplifting From American Apparel is a novel that exists — is cutting perhaps the last tie to its earlier, looser, corporate culture. It is installing radio-frequency ID tags on all… » 2/20/12 4:00pm 2/20/12 4:00pm

Man Who Made Roberto Cavalli Cry Arrested For Fraud

There are more details today on the arrest of Italian garment magnate Tonino Perna, who once ran IT Holding, a former apparel industry giant that collapsed in 2008: » 1/10/12 1:05pm 1/10/12 1:05pm

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Dov Charney Clings To Relevance, But For How Much Longer?

Dov Charney would like you to know that he is still kicking around. He spent a day in Toronto with a writer for the magazine Flaunt, and in the resulting 6,000-word piece he comes across as alternately petulant, clever, impassioned, self-absorbed, and utterly unaware of his own encroaching irrelevance. » 12/29/11 6:00pm 12/29/11 6:00pm

American Apparel Lost Slightly Less Money This Quarter Than Usual

American Apparel released its earnings report for the first three months of 2011 yesterday. It will probably come as no surprise to you that the numbers are...bad. » 5/12/11 4:40pm 5/12/11 4:40pm

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Dov Charney Got A $1.1 Million Bonus Last Year

As American Apparel flirted with bankruptcy, suffered declining sales, got sued by Woody Allen, lost many of its workers following an immigration raid, and defended yet more sexual-harassment lawsuits, Dov Charney's performance was apparently so stellar he deserved a bonus. » 10/27/10 6:10pm 10/27/10 6:10pm

American Apparel Is Still In The Denial Stage

"The company has no plans to close or consider closing stores," says one spokesperson. "The company is not fighting for its life and does not plan to file bankruptcy," says another. "All roads," says a retail analyst, "lead to hell." » 8/20/10 2:40pm 8/20/10 2:40pm

American Apparel's Finances Are Getting Even Worse

American Apparel announced last night that it won't file its latest quarterly financial report on time. It's the second quarter in a row that this has happened, and if the company misses another deadline on Monday, it could be delisted. » 8/11/10 3:36pm 8/11/10 3:36pm

Why Is Annie Leibovitz Broke?

When Annie Leibovitz essentially pawned her life's work in exchange for $15.5 million from Art Capital Group, the Times noted of such deals, "This little-known corner of the art business is lightly regulated and highly litigious." Now she's being sued. » 7/30/09 4:30pm 7/30/09 4:30pm

Eddie Bauer Files For Bankruptcy

As anticipated, Eddie Bauer filed for Chapter 11 protection yesterday. The company lists $476.1 million in assets and $426.7 million in debt; the chain hopes to be sold. In the first quarter of 2009, it lost $44.5 million. [AP] » 6/18/09 9:20am 6/18/09 9:20am