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  • Duke It Out: Does Sex Sell?

    Duke It Out: Does Sex Sell?

    According to the old adage, sex sells. Plenty of companies on the market seem to operate under that idea, even ones that it doesn't really make any sense for (um, how is my fabric softener sexy?). However, with American Apparel - a company known mainly for multi-colored tees, metallic leggings and having porntastic ads - circling the drain, it makes me wonder if the whole "sex sells" thing is just hype.

  • American Apparel Is Going Down

    American Apparel Is Going Down

    A few months ago, we questioned the sanity of the designers behind American Apparel. Walking into one of their stores is like walking into the brain of someone with multiple personalities: to the left, the perfect hoodie. To the right, a shiny, gold body suit. Wha???

  • I Want a Ruff

    I Want a Ruff

    No, read that a little slower. I don’t want it ruff, I want a ruff. Okay, maybe I want it, too, but if that were...

  • American Apparel: You’re So Creepy but I Love Your Basics

    American Apparel: You’re So Creepy but I Love Your Basics

    The Setting: an American Apparel store in Brooklyn The Characters: 2 girls, about 13 years old, and me And, scene: I am waiting...

  • Vanity, Drugs, and a Sex-Crazed Boss: Working at American Apparel

    Vanity, Drugs, and a Sex-Crazed Boss: Working at American Apparel

    I’ve talked about American Apparel before. Those ads that look like porn with bad lighting? Those models who may or may not be underage but...

  • Hipsters Rejoice! American Apparel Shows (More) Skin

    Hipsters Rejoice! American Apparel Shows (More) Skin

    A couple months ago, we featured the creepiness that is Dov Charney, the owner of American Apparel. Sure, the man looks like a serial killer...

  • Why I Boycott American Apparel

    Why I Boycott American Apparel

    I’m not trying to get into fisticuffs with Mary from Dartmouth, but I have to make an argument against buying American Apparel. I know, I...