Is the Tide Finally Turning Against Fast Fashion?

Recent years have seen the rise of fast-fashion behemoths like Forever 21, H&M, Zara—the list goes on. Even stores without their reputation for lickety-split knockoffs seem to be pushing towards tighter production cycles and cheaper offerings. But are customers ready to embrace buying fewer items that cost more money? » 9/04/14 2:15pm 9/04/14 2:15pm

Abercrombie Drops the Bullshit About Its 'Ivy League Heritage'

Abercrombie & Fitch was once the hottest thing going in high schools across these fifty, nifty United States. Lately, though, American teens aren't interested in paying so much as a basket of overripe plums for some tattered A&F jeans. That's got the company doing some soul-searching about its #brand #identity. » 6/10/14 4:00pm 6/10/14 4:00pm

Rejoice: 'Dressing Your Age' Is Dead

A few months ago, I had a couple of hours to kill after work and found myself wandering over to the TopShop a few blocks from work and, as I sometimes tend to do, wasting time by trying on clothing weirder than anything I currently own. It's fun in a movie montage-type way, finding out whether I can pull off a boxy… » 2/07/14 11:20am 2/07/14 11:20am

Truckers Carrying Goods for Forever 21 and Wal-Mart Go on Strike

The truckers that carry goods for companies like Sketchers, Forever 21 and Wal-Mart are striking Monday in Los Angeles, alleging that they've been punished by their trucking companies for organizing, just the latest in the continually bad press bogging down the beautiful visages of some of the most popular retail… » 11/18/13 9:45am 11/18/13 9:45am

Sorry, Jerks: Forever 21 Pulls Ayn Rand Muscle Shirt From Online Store

Forever 21 is owned by a family of mental gymnasts who have found away to marry the "our purpose as humans is to give of ourselves to those in need in emulation of Christ" philosophy of Christianity with the "fuck you, pay me" ethos of conservatism. The fast fashion chain most recently advertised its top brass's… » 10/10/13 3:50pm 10/10/13 3:50pm

Forever 21 Incurs Subpoenas Over Alleged Violations of Labor Laws

Forever 21 is in trouble for alleged labor violations. You don't say. The fast-fashion chain has failed to cooperate with a Department of Labor investigation into the labor practices of its Los Angeles-based suppliers and manufacturers, even ignoring subpoenas. The agency, which is seeking information about alleged… » 10/26/12 1:00pm 10/26/12 1:00pm

Buying Cheap Jewelry Could Have Deadly Consequences

Oh, we all thought we were so clever, buying cheap but cute necklaces and colorful bracelets at places like Forever 21, Target, and Claire's. Sure they might make our outfits look better for a very low price, but it turns out these pieces of crappy jewelry might also be poisoning us. Grr. Looks like it's time to admit… » 3/20/12 7:00pm 3/20/12 7:00pm

Dudes, Bettys, Ladies, And Men: The Gender Categories Of Online Retail

A tipster recently wrote to tell us that Forever 21 didn't divide its wares into "men's" and "women's" categories — rather, its clothes were for "men" or "girls." We decided to investigate — and to take a look at what its competitors call their male and female customers. Below, a breakdown.

Forever 21:
At first… » 12/19/11 5:40pm 12/19/11 5:40pm

Forever 21 Didn't Get The Navajo Memo

Last month, Urban Outfitters drew popular ire — and threats of legal action from the Navajo Nation — for advertising such products as the "Navajo Flask" and the "Navajo Hipster Panty." The tribe owns a variety of trademarks on the term "Navajo," including one covering clothing — meaning that legally speaking, calling… » 11/03/11 3:20pm 11/03/11 3:20pm

Forever 21 Gets In On Cultural Insensitivity Trend With "Oriental Girl"…

This month Urban Outfitters got in trouble for branding dozens of items as "Navajo," including the "Navajo Hipster Panty" and "Navajo Print Fabric Wrapped Flask," when the Navajo Nation is a real (and trademarked!) nation that had nothing to do with the production of these cheap hipster goods. They've subsequently … » 11/01/11 10:13pm 11/01/11 10:13pm

Forever 21 Sells 'Allergic To Algebra' Shirt For Girls

Did you miss the opportunity to buy JCPenney's "Too Pretty For Homework" shirt because it was quickly pulled from the market for being outrageously sexist? Thankfully, Forever 21 is giving you another chance to tell your daughter that you think she's bad at math — and that's perfectly fine! As this tee says, girls are… » 9/11/11 10:41pm 9/11/11 10:41pm

How Forever 21 Keeps Getting Away With Designer Knockoffs

In addition to its history of labor violations, Forever 21 has been sued more than 50 times for allegedly stealing the work of other designers and passing it off as their own. Despite this long legal history, Forever 21 continues to get away with it: The chain has never lost one of these cases in court. » 7/20/11 4:20pm 7/20/11 4:20pm

Forever 21 Gets Sued For Copying — Again

Forever 21 is being sued for copyright infringement by an up-and-coming designer — again. The folks behind a line called Feral Childe allege that the California-based creepy-Christian sweatshop emporium copied one of their textile prints. This is noteworthy because while under current law garments themselves — as in… » 7/15/11 12:55pm 7/15/11 12:55pm