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Old 03-07-2010, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by newtohouston2 View Post
hey guys, i haven't been to california in several years, so i dont know what people are wearing over there. recently, i decided to look into american apparel since i was intrigued by the no sweatshop stuff. does the clothing on their website look as strange to you guys in california as it does to me (im from chicago)? even if you ignore the trashy stuff (like the completely see through dresses, etc), it seems strange to think that people would wear that stuff in 2010. specifically a lot of it seems like its straight outta the first season of "the fresh prince of bellaire". it'd be hard to argue that its the most trendy since you dont really see the stars in LA (in mags) wearing that kind of clothing. i do like a few of there items, but most of it seems very 1990's. a la fresh prince. i always thought LA was supposed to be ahead, so i would have figured this major store would be on par with it. any thoughts?
AP is the same as all the others...

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Old 03-13-2010, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by drshang View Post
The stuff represents kind of a niche style that appeals to a certain demographic. Personally I think the stuff is, generally, pretty popular in LA but at the same time I don't think people necessarily wear it in the way its pictured on their web sites. Most of the stuff is actually quite basic...with a few off the wall styles.
Yeah, most people I know where it when layering or something; never as the "main" piece in an outfit.
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:42 AM
Location: San Luis Obispo
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American Apparel I think is showing up in a alot of areas with high amounts of college students. College towns with alot of college aged people living nearby, major cities, and suburbs with high amounts.

I heard they have plans to open a store in Davis and San Luis Obispo once the economy picks up. There are already stores in Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Palo Alto, Malibu, and Claremont.

I do support that there clothes are made in LA, but I don't support the fact they encourage "illegal" immigration and "same sex" marriage. Definately is appealing to liberals, hippies, and college aged people.

Ironically Forever 21 combats them being Christian based with their bags stating John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, he gave his one and only son." All though, I will still support American Apparel and Forever 21. The only companies I won't support are non-union ones.
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