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For every bit of positive press (acquiring Oak NYC; offering free valet to HQ employees) released by American Apparel, there also seems to be some semi-shocking snippets (founder Dov Charney bashing "Made in America"; those bushy mannequins) trailing close behind. The latest nugget of not-so-good news is that AA will soon be closing its South Robertson store due to declining sales.
Our trusted tipster tells us that the shop, which sits on the corner of Robertson and West 3rd, is expected to shutter in approximately two months. In addition to numbers being down, the move could also be motivated by the fact that parking at that specific intersection is particularly horrendous and—as Moods of Norway puts it—"many of the trendy brands have left Robertson."
· American Apparel [Official Site]
· Dov Charney Gives Zero Effs About 'Made in America' [Racked Nat'l]
· Kesh on Working with American Apparel, Moving to the Woods [Racked]
· Did You Know American Apparel HQ Employees Get Free Valet? [Racked]
· American Apparel Snaps Up Cool NY Shop Oak, Eyes LA Spaces [Racked]