- Dale Arden Chong |
Though Los Angeles-born brand American Apparel—which experienced bankruptcy and closed down before Gildan Activewear Inc. bought the label—made announcements to reintroduce itself through a brick-and-mortar store in the west coast city, the company has decided to table its efforts for now.
The label, which is currently selling its products through wholesale and its e-commerce site, had plans to open up a location on Melrose Avenue, but has instead decided to focus its efforts on the former two modes of retail, WWD reports.
Plans for the LA-based store have not been entirely shut down. However, the company has chosen to delay the launch of a physical store for the time being.
Before Gildan acquired American Apparel, the clothing brand filed for bankruptcy twice. The brand’s financial struggles led to its 100 U.S. stores to shutter in 2017.