Manufacture This

The blog of the Alliance for American Manufacturing

The retailer is closing up shop, but you can still score a few key pieces.

American Apparel is nearing its end.

The famed (and famously controversial) retailer set itself apart by manufacturing its apparel in the United States at a time when it seemed every garment maker was offshoring production. But American Apparel's many controversies eventually proved to be too much, and the company declared bankruptcy multiple times.

Canadian retailer Gildan bought the brand, and recently announced it will close all U.S. retail locations and shut down most of the non-wholesale side of the business. American Apparel will live on, but much of the production will be offshored. American Apparel stores are expected to be completely liquidated within the next month. 

For online shoppers, time is running out. Although the selection is pretty picked over at this point, we found a few items that still have a few sizes available! See our picks below and don’t forget to use the code TAKE50 at checkout.

  • Keeping it stylish and sleek, the Metallic Bomber is a reliable addition to any outfit. So futuristic! American Apparel describes it as "a silky update to the original Day Jacket." It's made with lightweight, crepe sateen for smooth fabrication, providing easy draping and a metallic finish. 
  • Get into summer with this retro-inspired Printed Viscose Twill Larkin Jumpsuit. This jumpsuit fits true to size with slightly fitted wear and moderate stretch. 
  • Looking for a stylish book bag with durability? Look no further. The Denim School Bag comes with a main compartment zipper closure and a front zipper pocket, along with padded shoulder straps for comfort. But hurry! The bag was listed as having low stock the last time we checked, and once it's sold out... it's gone forever.