American Apparel • All clothes • Clothes
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
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!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
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 $45. And the labour practices are a lot better than other clothing companies, so I guess my money goes towards a non-sweatshop company.
I only just heard about the sexual harassment allegations from this page (behind on the times? i know), and its awful! gotta look into this, but the clothes are nice so I don't think buying again wouldn't be a terrible crime. let's be honest here, other companies' employees don't even get to eat 3 meals everyday.
As with the SA's, the ones at my store were quite helpful and nice, sure they were pretty aloof, but I have an attitude to match so its fair.
All in all, they have clothes that I like that look good. So I buy them.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I love american apparel, i buy so many of my clothes there now. they are the absolute place to buy simple pieces that you really can't find anywhere else. the big thing with AA is versatility, ie, you can buy one garmet and wear it like 32 different chic ways (circle scarf, anyone?) plus, everything they sell comes in a whole rainbow of colors. and to everyone complaining about the SA's, that's really just a store to store thing, i like the SA's at my store, they're fun, lol.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love AA. And I hate the people that bitch and moan about the prices. Sure it's more that f21, H&M, or Old Navy. But thats because A) It's made in the US, sweat shop free B) The products are good quality. Everything I buy at those cheaper shops falls apart within days. But my AA stuff will last me a long time. The t-shirts are worth the 20$. (Plus you can buy them on amazon much cheaper)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Despite AA's superficial ideals, its perverted ceo Don Chearny and the offensively rude hipster employees, I think they're not so bad in terms of labor practices. They're one of very few companies still manufacturing their products in the U.S. That's why the clothes are ridiculously expensive. Although the clothes are substandard and somwhat disposable, I'm perfectly fine with that because I never plan on shopping there anyway.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is my number one go to store for basic clothing items. Yes, it's overpriced but the quality isn't that bad. I like how how they have simple basic pieces for like everything. Customer service sucks but I dont' like it when SA always pester me so I don't mind that at all. They offer tons of colours for every item and many different styles. The clothing is all sturdy, not flimsy and lasts quite a long time with regular wear. Most of my pieces have not started faded as well. I own two skirts, five bandeau bras, 10 + tees, Disco pants, leggings, 3 u neck dresses and other random items and I really like them all. As I said before, this is a great place for basic pieces to build your wardrobe around. Everything is very comfy, not scratchy at all. The prices are high but if you can afford it, get it. Other than that, I agree with the comment below somewhere that Old Navy works too.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
darn expensive for cheapy looking stuff (and the ads too!)
the items are super overrated (the circle scarf? don't get me started on that, urgh!)
the prices don't make sense (a basic tee for $20+ ??)
the rating in MUA speaks for all the bad things about this brand and i'm on the same side!
go to H&M, F21, Old Navy for your basics stuff with a better price tag.
for your reference: i used to have 3 of their tanktops, all shrunk after 1st wash.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Black
American Apparel is entirely too expensive for the type of cheap ass cotton clothes they sell. The price and quality do not go together. I bought a white body suit and I kid you not I wore it once and it got nasty and started ripping. I would go there if I really needed something but its really not worth it if you ask me. Before they became a chain of stores popping up everywhere their clothes were cheap on the website
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is my go to for basics. But I buy from a wholesaler so the price is slashed for the items I buy. I tend to buy a lot of basics at once and use them a lot. For example, I bought two pairs of yoga pants in black and I wear them to work and to work out. I wear them at least twice a week and so far the only con is that they have started to fade. But I rarely wear them with a black top so its not that apparent. Elasticity is good. My favorite is that they have every single color imaginable. No more trying to find a quality shirt in your favorite color. Even though their prices on the site are ridiculous the brand is still known for its quality and varied selection. Customer service is not too great though.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I totally agree with people, the clothing are awesome and fit nicely but the employees are completly self absorbed. I walked into the store one weekend and all the employees were dancing to music on the radio and I knew that they saw me but nobody came to help me. They should really work on their customer service because there is none!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Im completely on the fence with this place. Ive only purchases two items from AA, both being dresses, and Ive been satisfied with the quality, and pretty much agree that the sizing is a little small.
My beef with this place is the employees! Is it a job application requirement that you possess a holier-than-thou snobby ass attitude, or is this just my experience.... (question mark key is not working!)
If I continue to shop here, itll be done online.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
In general, I think AA is a good concept, though it does have it's flaws (however, I guess I'll take borderline pornographic ads over sweatshop labour, thanks). I recently purchased a few items there which I was pleased with, so I'll share.
Purchase 1 was their ever-popular leggings. I am not a big leggings person, but they are comfy for around the house. Mine are basic black - very nice and dark, very soft. Most importantly, they fit well around the waist, and don't make me feel like I've got a rubber band cutting my guts in half. Yay!
Purchase 2 was a dress made of their "sheer" cotton (don't worry, it's dark, you can't get a peep show here). I have to say, it clings in all the right places, and is the most comfy thing I own besides my nightie. Bonus that the colour (a nice dark indigo) is a very flattering shade on me, as I find that some of their colours are a bit sophmoric for my tastes (I'm a redhead - I don't do fuschia).
Purchase 3 was a black pair of their new 'slim slacks'. I ws a bit taken aback by the whole unisex slant, but hey, that's AA for you. Turns out, the unisex thing is what makes it work. These are jeans that you can actually buy nice and tight without strangling some very sensitive anatomy, as they are cut with a bit more room in the crotch for our male friends. I bought them in black, and they are very sleek. Can't wait for colder weather when I can wear them with riding boots. Super comfy!
So I guess the moral of my story is no, you can't have it all, but AA is good for some things. Hopefully they will improve in areas like customer service, employee SH and their general "image" in the near future.