I love AA clothing!!
I also love how the models are not stick skinny, and the clothing are so vintage.
I've bought a few things from AA, one pair of high waisted jeans, nail polishes (6 of them), a black dress, and some other basic things i dont remember.
But it is so OVERPRICED!!!!!
I rather stick going to thrift stores and making my own high waisted shorts/jeans/ crop tees/ etc.
i am a huge fan of AA,i do think its a little pricy, but i always got a couple of the $100 gift cards for $50 on Groupon at the end of a year, its really a good deal. i loveeeee their vintage style, simple with no label or graphs. Some of images on their website seem to be a little bit weird i have to say, but when you put it on, it gets way better.
I went to American Apparel for two things: a hair bow, and black leggings. I found both, and I bought the bow, but it was overpriced to me: $15 dollars. Too much for a hair accessory in my opinion. I also found the leggings, but when I looked at the price, I nearly fainted: $40 for a pair of solid black leggings!!!
Overpriced for the most part, the quality is good on most things. I love the hoodies and v-necks. Just can't get past some of the prices for certain items.
Doesn't Dov Charney sexually harass his employees? I've heard it reported in the news. Plus, the ads are soft core porn. I think this whole brand sets women back and doesn't do anything to advance our gender. The clothes are overpriced.
I really like American Apparel. Yes, it's more expensive, but the quality is consistent and you'll feel less guilty about how the product was made. Anyway, I have a lot of basics from AA that I wear all the time: my hoodies, the running shorts I wear to bed, the purple vneck I've worn so many times this summer that my friend called me out for it...lol. Another thing is that you kind of have to improvise with some of the products, something that I'm not particularly good at. I bought a mint green sash because I loved the color, but I couldn't make it work as a belt or a hair wrap thing. So if you like being creative with how you wear pieces of clothing or are just looking for some dependable basics, you'd probably like American apparel.
Why pay so much when you can get the "same" thing at Wet Seal etc? Because A) It was not made in a nasty sweatshop in a 3rd world country by little children who get paid pennies a day and B) It's so much better quality!
Why pay so much for something when you can get the same thing at wetseal, target, etc? I enjoy having brand name items--but only when it's really worth it. These isn't even a brand name, and it doesn't make sense to me to spend $20 for flimsy shorts or a plain t-shirt when there are so many other stores that sell the same for half the price. If only they took quality into consideration...
Most people are starting to find American Apparel overrated since EVERYONE wears it now, and I mean practically everyone. It's been a huge hit this year, and the last year. I'm not going to lie, I find it really annoying how everyone wears it now.
I own many hoodies, they're comfy but probably won't fit the most petite people. I'm 5"3 and the XS is very very baggy. If you put the hoodie in the dryer, it won't be as soft anymore.
I own a few v-necks from AA, they raised the price recently from $22, to $25 but I still buy them because the cut is wonderful, the fit is nice and there are a variety of colours.
The headbands are okay, they all eventually fade. The LamE (The style of the headband not the word "lame") headbands I own are starting to fade and the sparkles do come off. However, the braided head bangs are great, they're around $10-$20 I believe. Make sure you don't keep them in knots because some of my braiding have been undone.
Overall good brand but can be overpriced at times.
I have 2 things from american apparel- a dress and a headband. the headband won't stay on- i have a large noggin- but then again, neither will lululemon ones so I guess I just have to live with it. I do adore the dress though! Its one of the bandeau ones that you can wear a ton of different ways! The dress is very form-fitting though, and I think the sizes run small-so I'm glad my boobs aren't bigger than they are (36 B) otherwise the large I bought probably wouldn't fit too well. I usually wear a medium at other stores, sometimes a small at places like the gap.
The dress was only $18 CAD! it was on a sidewalk sale though, but still. I probably wouldn't have bought it for the original $45. And the labour practices are a lot better than other clothing companies, so I guess my money goes towards a non-sweatshop company.
I only just heard about the sexual harassment allegations from this page (behind on the times? i know), and its awful! gotta look into this, but the clothes are nice so I don't think buying again wouldn't be a terrible crime. let's be honest here, other companies' employees don't even get to eat 3 meals everyday.
As with the SA's, the ones at my store were quite helpful and nice, sure they were pretty aloof, but I have an attitude to match so its fair.
All in all, they have clothes that I like that look good. So I buy them.