American Apparel Sydney Store

AA offers its growing number of addicted fans some serious retail therapy

Sydney's AA branch features opened on Oxford St at last. Self-confessed addict Dan Rookwood dropped in for a fix of retail therapy

"People think that because I explore hot butt that i am some type of pervert. 'Hot' if you ask me is ‘intriguing', ‘taste-making'." Not quite everything you'd expect from your typical businessman. Then again there is nothing normal about Dov Charney, the controversial 39-year-old creator and CEO of United states Apparel.

Since 2003, United states Apparel has become a worldwide trend. In the past 5 years, 143 stores have opened in 11 countries - Sydney's flagship shop from the place of Crown and Oxford Streets in Darlinghurst started in 2008. Trying out both amounts of the iconic building which once housed the Remo General Store and more recently, Gowings, American Apparel appears the most wonderful complement a landmark place with sadly sat vacant for more than 2 yrs.

Charney is hot - relating to his or her own definition of cool. He is a progressive, intriguing worldwide taste-maker. Despite being one of several world's quickest developing garments companies, his brand name is a byword for understated, logo-free style. Each shop holds various products in order to avoid monotony, but all sell bright, well-made, affordable cotton T-shirts, hoodies, outfits and (quite improbably) Y-fronts for females and guys to portray exactly what Charney deems the "world metropolitan culture".

Cleverly, Charney's economies of scale means he is able to sell affordable design and never have to lower your expenses in third-world sweatshops. ‘Made in the USA' and ‘Sweatshop-free' tags with reasonable costs on them have lured consumers into the shops - alongside the billboards of scantily-clad
‘models'. More on that in an instant.

All 4, 000 workers in United states Apparel's solar-panelled LA factory tend to be paid performance-related earnings, including $12.50 to $18 dollars one hour, leaving the Californian minimum wage of $6.75 to slink away in pity. Subsidised dishes, no-cost English lessons, bicycle financial loans and on-site masseurs may benefits regarding the popular Charney package. More on that in a minute, also.

Charney features the success of the business to the reasonable treatment of his workers. "in my opinion in capitalism and self-interest. Self-interest can involve becoming big with others."

There isn't any question that Charney offers his hand regarding pulse - if not his models aswell. Another reason that AA has raised some eyebrows could be the method Charney has had to advertising. Not just is he the CEO, he is also the professional photographer. Most designs tend to be staff members, other people tend to be friends. Combined with the photography sessions attended several sexual harassment lawsuits. Even though factory is air-conditioned, Charney happens to be accused of performing interviews in his famous Y-fronts and making use of suggestive language. Charney's cheeky response in judge: "we often fall my jeans showing folks my brand-new product."

The conflict does not seem to have had any bad impact on product sales. For some time, Australians had to make-do with all the AA web site additionally the few shops that stocked their particular item (usually with a small price mark-up). However the worldwide expansion found its way to Melbourne in March as well as in Sydney three weeks hence - with programs for shops various other state capitals over the following year.

"Australia is requiring something like this, " says will most likely Snell, AA's rep in Sydney. "US clothing tends to make good, logo-free basic clothes that individuals love. And it does so in a fantastically honest means. So there's no guilt; it's a win-win."

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