Is it the beginning of the end for American Apparel? As part of its efforts to stay afloat, the beleaguered basics brand is proposing another round of store shutdowns. Yikes.
As WWD reports, the ailing LA-based company filed a court motion to shutter eight more locations, including its stores at Third Street Promenade (which is less than two miles away from its other SaMo shop on Main Street), San Diego's Fashion Valley, and Santa Clara's Westfield Valley Fair mall. This brings American Apparel's California closures to six, which includes its first shop in Echo Park and those two other outposts in Huntington Beach and Gilroy Outlet. (Luckily, Oak NYC's two LA shops were spared.)
If a judge approves, all the stores wouls be slated to close by January, 30th, 2016. Sigh.