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ilovemesomejess
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ilovemesomejess
posts: 73

okay i’m a new user but what’s the big hype w/american apparel.all over the website i see ads and alot of forums…just curious.

i bought my first purchase from them a week ago it should be here tomorrow,hope i like it =)

posted about 3 years ago
gstyle
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gstyle
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items are overpriced & there’s nothing special about them!

posted about 3 years ago
 
Jazza
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Jazza
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I love american apparel, and tbh I don’t think its that over-priced compared to Topshop, GAP. etc.

posted about 3 years ago
 
bubblegum93
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bubblegum93
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american apparel is a moderately priced brand. They sell a lot of basics, which is perfect for those with style! that way we can buy some really great pieces but pull an outfit together using a mesh of articles to really show our personal style

posted about 3 years ago
 
boredstephanie
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boredstephanie
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i personally don’t like AA that much because their items are too basic for their price. If I’m gonna pay that much for something, I want it to have some design in it.

posted about 3 years ago
 
SONIAP
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SONIAP
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Its a mix really , some basics i see and i think – So What?

Zara/H&M and Mango all sell good basics as well, but people really like some items such as the long skirts they sell for £50
I think its a bit overpriced , plus i cant stare at the website , as it makes me think ive stumbled across a soft porn site
I dont want to see any womans bum pointed towards a camera , YUK YUK YUK ,

posted about 3 years ago
 
ilovemesomejess
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ilovemesomejess
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@ boredstephanie…yeah i purchased like a jumpsuit & it’s extremely plain,i’m going to dress it up but i don’t think i’ll purchase anything else
@ soniap…yeah i’m like is this soft porn or? you’re not alone lol

posted about 3 years ago
 
MurasakiNeko
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MurasakiNeko
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I have mixed feelings about the company itself; on the one hand I applaud their no sweatshop policy, environmental efforts, and non-airbrushed ads, but I am really skeezed out by the objectifying nature of their ads and Dov Charney’s sex crimes /-:

As for the clothes, like boredstephanie and gstyle I think the garments are overpriced for basics, but I understand that to be part of the package if you are buying from a company that doesn’t use sweatshop labor. However, I think some of the higher price is also just “paying for the label”— the marketing power of the AA brand— and personally I tend to think “buying for the brand” is usually overrated.

posted about 3 years ago
 
alittleunknown
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alittleunknown
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I love american apparel when i have enough money to splurge! I love their riding their riding pants; they are very well made and make me look taller. So I personally, love american apparel.

posted about 3 years ago
 
lainiec
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lainiec
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i went to an american apparel with my friend and everything was soooo small we thought it was for little kids…the next time we went to a different store and things were ridiculously overpriced. They don’t have anything really unique and cute enough to make me want to splurge on. I don’t get the hype :/ and there website is all nude and tacky

posted about 3 years ago
 
maymaylove
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i actually have a few things from them…all i bought on sale so it wasn’t that bad…i do agree that they are a bit overpriced for just basics.
i have 3 of their tees, 2 of their unitard (that i never wear) and a few more things that are on its way. i love their skirts.
the tees are pretty basic but theyre strong and durable, 10x better quality than those that youd find at forever21…for about the same price too. and trust me, ive gone through tons of forever21 tees but my aa tees are still here (a bit faded – but still here).
i like that aa is sweatshop free. but their ads are so provocative, even their modeled clothing are a bit too sexual and tacky for my taste. i mean its nice to know that the material is that sheer…but at least wear a bra or something….

posted about 3 years ago
 
sequin76
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sequin76
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I like the vintage stuff but think the basics can be overpriced.

posted about 3 years ago
 
mademoiselleruta
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Well the prices are because the clothes aren’t made in sweat shops, so the people who make the clothes get fair wages, hence the price. I mean a lot of their clothes appear in similar styles in stores like H&M or Forever 21 but I mean those clothes are made in sweat shops. So that’s the price.
They are a bit overhyped I think, but their simplicity allows for lots of layering and creating different styles.

posted about 3 years ago
 
abbywatkins
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abbywatkins
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i love american apparel

posted about 3 years ago
 
coldlight
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coldlight
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Agreeing with HarryGo, there’s a lot of AA ads because they’re paying for them! Also, American Apparel is a sponsor for Chic Rewards.
I’d love to own some AA items but can’t afford them right now.. (I really want some of their lace items, the reversible petticoat and the sheer skirts!)
I guess the basics could be worth it if they do last a long time, but I also have basics from places like Target which are several years old and still going strong!

posted about 3 years ago
 
NickiC
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NickiC
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Amreican Apparel is great place for basics. Lots of style and usually many different colors in their styles.

Clothing is made to fit very well and the construction is worth the $.

Ethical company with no sweat shops. Made in the USA.

I love the company mostly for it’s great basics but lately it seems the brand is trying to branch out to some more intricate statement pieces.

posted about 3 years ago
 
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They’re my favourite place to find tights, which can be hard for me because I only buy ethically made and second hand. However, I’ve found their staff nothing but haughty and rude. I far prefer to buy online from them.

posted about 3 years ago
 
vintage_taupe
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vintage_taupe
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I agree with a lot of you that the clothes are over priced, but I enjoy going to the store and looking online at how the mannequins and models are dressed…they give me inspiration!

posted about 3 years ago
 
ilovemesomejess
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ilovemesomejess
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i got my jumpsuit and it’s very comfortable & i guess it was worth the price but i won’t dedicate all my funds there.

posted almost 3 years ago
 
FASHION_ICE
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I think that AA does carry some great simple and basic pieces that come in handy, but some items can be pricey. I think it has to do with the “AA image” and the brand, hence the price. But to each their own.

posted almost 3 years ago
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