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  • Great article Robin Lewis

    Charney just keeps hanging on. He must have something on the other board members... they are not able to completely get rid of him.

  • balsski balsski Jul 27, 2014 4:19 PM Flag

    88 I gave you a thumbs down but agree with much of what you stated. Now that Dov had his needle and thread taken away from him and the new management and BOD team at the helm with their Singer machines that will soon be humming right along with a total revamp of the APP clothing line, stores and website. This has to be done.
    This Company is in bad shape, it has to get better.

  • Five Seconds of Summer (5SOS) was on Jimmy Kimmel show last night singing the phrases of American Apparel underwear to throngs of young girls. I wouldn’t be surprised that if after the show these young girls ran to their nearest APP store to pick up their undies that the young Australian lads sang of.
    We still need to clean up our trashy website.

  • Reply to

    Wall Street not impressed

    by balsski Jul 24, 2014 11:36 AM
    balsski balsski Jul 24, 2014 12:01 PM Flag

    RadioShack has not done very well under the leadership of Mr. Joseph Magnacca over the last year so…. So why is he on our BOD???? Politics plain and simple,

    https://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=RSH+Interactive#symbol=rsh;range=1y;compare=;indicator=volume;charttype=area;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=off;source=;

  • ...with the latest BOD change. The Company needs a Total Overhaul!!

  • balsski by balsski Jul 21, 2014 2:42 PM Flag

    ... Is nothing but OLD NEWS. SA is known for their plagiarism.

  • … sort of.
    5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) pop-punk band has a song out that has words in their song like “She looks so perfect standing there in my American Apparel underwear.”
    "If for some reason you haven't heard the breakout single by rising pop-punk band 5 Seconds of Summer you should get familiar...fast. The Australian quintet's "She Looks So Perfect" (listen below) is already a Top 25 hit and their debut EP hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200, all helping the guys secure a One Direction-esque buzz ahead of their debut full-length.
    With its near-perfect hook inspired by American Apparel's famous undies, "She Looks So Perfect" had fans curious as to whether the trendy clothing brand would be upset for using their namesake. When Fuse talked to the band in April, bassist Calum Hood said that American American hadn't responded to the song or any type of co-sign. "There's been no free underwear," the 18-year-old said. "Which is sad because we're running out on tour."
    There is more to the article if you Google it.

  • There is going to be a much needed IMPROVEMENT in the WEBSITE along with other good changes.
    "The hedge fund also will nominate three candidates to the retailer's new board and intends to give Glazek one of the spots, the source said.

    Glazek said he is optimistic that simple changes can help turn around the retailer, including opening more stores and improving its website.

    "The American Apparel e-commerce platform is so antiquated that you don't need much to really improve it," said Glazek."

  • Reply to

    Models?

    by balsski Jul 15, 2014 5:06 PM
    balsski balsski Jul 16, 2014 8:41 AM Flag

    Hey, believe it or not I am in for the long term and don't plan on selling for sometime. All I was saying is that the article was a scathing article about charney's leadership of the Company. Allan Mayer was on Bloomberg about a week ago and this guy seems like a very sensible guy that can take the Company forward.

  • balsski by balsski Jul 15, 2014 5:06 PM Flag

    I did not realize that those girls on the APP website were models, I thought that these were girls that charney picked up off the street. That among other things shocked me when I read the latest NY Times (7/15/2014) article.
    I invested in a company that is nothing but sleaze. Obviously, these funds that are/were invested in APP must be into sleaze also. This is one sick company, it’s time to cure it by cutting out the cancer. NOW!!!!

  • Reply to

    Craigsalerts gave me APP @ $0.58

    by stockjimmy150 Jul 12, 2014 8:18 PM
    balsski balsski Jul 13, 2014 4:02 PM Flag

    Sell or not to sell... I would just keep on pumping your web site, that's what you're being paid to do.

  • This was one I wasn't expecting, they dd take out (FINNISH) 30.0000% FOREIGN TAX. I won't refuse the DIV.
    GO NOK!!!!

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    News!! Military just signed contract with app

    by bill.wines Jul 10, 2014 2:10 PM
    balsski balsski Jul 10, 2014 5:38 PM Flag

    .. that's just bill looking for attention.

  • Charney and the BOD are the result of APP's poor performance.
    Pic shows Charney sliding down into a woman's cleavage...
    Bloomberg Businessweek Has A Brilliant Response To The Downfall Of American Apparel CEO Dov Charney
    HAYLEY PETERSON0JUL 10, 2014, 08.44 PM
    American Apparel CEO Dov Charney was fired from his position as CEO in mid June because of an ongoing investigation into allegations of misconduct.
    Since then, he's been scrambling regain control of his company.
    Bloomberg Businessweek has released a scathing story on his downfall with a provocative cover featuring an image of him plunging into a woman's décolletage.
    The story is titled "The Fall of the Sleaze King."
    The cover was inspired by the famous Esquire cover of Andy Warhol drowning in a can of tomato soup.
    Check it out:

  • Reply to

    No lack of headlines for APP

    by balsski Jul 9, 2014 9:21 PM
    balsski balsski Jul 10, 2014 7:42 AM Flag

    Well, the website for BODY is a whole lot better than the APP website. APP needs to trash their present website and start anew along with clothing designers.

  • Good God! Those that write these articles about APP are lovin' this Company. They are kind of like rags... with their he said she said.
    I'm lonin' it.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • balsski balsski Jul 9, 2014 12:55 PM Flag

    Does Walmart carry American Apparel for MEN? If so I'll take a ride over there to check it out. I hope that the clothing line for men is not provocative. I'm too old for that.

  • balsski balsski Jul 9, 2014 10:52 AM Flag

    Part 2 of article:
    REAGAN (voice-over): Joe Rosenberg is anxious to do what he can to help Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) grow sales and traffic, one box of sustainable garbage bags at a time.
    For NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT, I’m Courtney Reagan in Bentonville, Arkansas.
    (END VIDEOTAPE)
    MATHISEN: Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) isn’t alone in needing to grow sales. Late today, the Container Store reported weak earnings, revenue, and issued soft guidance. Its he CEO went so far to call it a, quote, “retail funk”, that the weakness isn’t just due to the weather and calendar shift but an overall tepid environment that other retailers are also experiencing. That sent shares of the Container Store sharply lower after the bell.

  • Nightly Business Report
    Transcript: Tuesday, July 8, 2014
    COURTNEY REAGAN, NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): More than 900 meetings took place between small businesses, manufacturing products in the U.S., and the world’s largest retailer today in Bentonville, Arkansas.
    Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) is looking for vendors with products at least 90 percent made in the U.S. to add to store shelves and online as part of a 10-year, $250 billion commitment to support domestic products and jobs.
    Joe Rosenberg, vice president of sales of garbage manufacturer Aluf Plastics, travelled to Arkansas from New York to participate in the retailer’s Made in the USA open call. Wal-Mart’s version of shark tank.
    Rosenberg said it went even better than he hoped.
    JOE ROSENBERG, ALUF PLASTICS: This will take us to the next level. Doing business with Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) will really put us on the map, it will give us the ability to grow our company even more.
    REAGAN (on camera): While getting a distribution deal with Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) offers an incredible opportunity for suppliers who are pitching in the rooms behind me, the company has seen sales decline for five straight quarters and the stores open a year here in the U.S.
    Wal-Mart’s U.S. CEO says while the unemployment rate is at the lowest in six years, Wal-Mart’s core consumer isn’t a part of that job growth.
    BILL SIMON: The unemployment numbers particularly have been difficult to read with the number of people dropping out of the workforce, and I think it’s going to take a while, six months or a year for those numbers to balance out. Hopefully, after six years, we’re starting to gain a little traction in the U.S. and that traction is coming at the top end. I think the middle and down is still pretty challenged.

  • Reply to

    American Apparel is very cheap heres why!

    by stockanalysisinfo Jul 3, 2014 11:43 AM
    balsski balsski Jul 3, 2014 5:00 PM Flag

    FIVET sold a bundle of shares which had to have been a great loss for them. Gee I wonder how much they lost on their sale. I know it's a rite-off but still it is a loss.
    I hope that they find good reason to get back in.
    According to Quicken as of today's close I'm up 11.64%.
    GLTA

    Sentiment: Buy

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