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Le Pain Quotidien Unveils its Second Bleecker Street Outpost

Posted February 17, 2017 at 5:13 am

Le Pain Quotidien just planted another flag downtown. The Belgian-style bakery is poised to open its umpteenth city location in the kink of Bleecker Street, where American Apparel previously outfitted NYU students. Now it’ll fatten them up. The teaser signage was recently scraped away to reveal the bi-level innards. No word just yet on opening […]

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On Death’s Door, American Apparel Finally Shutters its ‘SoHo Factory Outlet’

Posted November 3, 2016 at 5:17 am

Onetime hipster clothier, American Apparel, officially closed its SoHo Factory Outlet earlier this week. It’s been on death watch since October 2015, when brokers from RKF first began pimping the primo commercial real estate. Success was apparently elusive. However, a sign went up in the windows this week steering customers to its Harlem “flea market” happening […]

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There’s Nothing Left of the American Apparel on East Houston

Posted November 2, 2015 at 5:18 am

There’s nothing left of the American Apparel on East Houston, which closed last Monday. The eleven-year-old shop was completely emptied of its contents later in the week, with remnant product and mannequins piled curbside. Stripped to its skivvies – no more store branding, nor shelving. Such is life under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Now, with a huge corner […]

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Your Chance to Own the Hypersexual American Apparel Mannequins from the Shuttered LES Store

Posted October 28, 2015 at 5:10 am

The Lower East Side location of American Apparel – one of the first in the Manhattan market – shuttered Monday afternoon, as first reported here. It anchored the corner of Orchard and East Houston Streets for over a decade. Now corporate is trying to sell off its furniture and other window dressing accessories. Namely, those […]

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Breaking: American Apparel Shutters its Longtime LES Location

Posted October 27, 2015 at 4:22 am

You could say an era has just ended. American Apparel, both product of and force behind the first act of hyper-gentrification on the Lower East Side, just called it quits. Yup, that butcher paper isn’t there for a new window installation of half-naked mannequins. This time, it’s for keeps. A sign in the door notes […]

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American Apparel’s ‘SoHo Factory Outlet’ Space is up for Grabs

Posted October 7, 2015 at 5:10 am

It’s a rough week for American Apparel. The once-controversial, “Made-in-Downtown LA” clothing company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday morning. This bankruptcy protection deal reached enables American Apparel to both keep manufacturing in Los Angeles and its 130 stateside stores open. Here in the city, however, American Apparel had already given up on its 73rd […]

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American Apparel Closes Its Bleecker Street Store

Posted November 4, 2014 at 6:03 am

When American Apparel picked the Banana Republic store at 205 Bleecker Street, it certainly seemed a coup. Its high-profile arrival in February 2009 killed a formidable conquest that had been around in some form or another since 1985. But now the youthy hipster hawkers are done with the space. The store is completely empty, nary […]

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American Apparel Using the Force in New ‘Star Wars’ Window Display

Posted October 15, 2014 at 9:22 am

A short time ago, in a neighborhood so so close… American Apparel used the Force to bust open your wallet for large bills, just so you can fit in during the upcoming track meet. Seemingly in concert with ComicCon this past weekend, and the imminent arrival of Halloween, American Apparel is doing its part to […]

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Alternative Apparel Flagship Will Open Next Door to American Apparel on April 15

Posted April 11, 2014 at 6:04 am

Seemingly banking on perpetual customer confusion, Alternative Apparel has decided to open its first city store right next door to its namesake nemesis in SoHo. Innuendo-laden window signage (“get inside me”) went up last month at 281 Lafayette Street, adjacent to the pseudo-temporary American Apparel outlet shop. Bills are also glued to plywood surfaces around […]

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American Apparel Celebrates 9 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted March 5, 2013 at 9:49 am

Hard to believe, but the American Apparel outpost on the Lower East Side turns nine this Thursday.

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