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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 9, 2014, file photo, passers-by walk in front of the American Apparel store in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh. American Apparel announced Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, that the company is filing for bankruptcy protection for the second time in just over a year, unable to find its footing after a contentious fight for control with founder Dov Charney. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

American Apparel is officially shutting down and moving to Canada


Bye-bye, AA

American Apparel is closing all 110 of its remaining US store locations by the end of April, the LA Times first reported on Wednesday.

The company, known for its controversial ad campaigns and made-in-America style brand, was sold to Canada's Gildan Activewear after filing for bankruptcy twice in two years. Gildan agreed to pay $88 million to buy American Apparel’s intellectual property and some manufacturing equipment.

The company had no interest in American Apparel’s 110 U.S. stores.

What next?

Employees at several manufacturing facilities in California, including the firm’s downtown L.A. headquarters more than 3,400 in total could be out of work within days. 

At its height, American Apparel had more than 230 stores nationwide, and often found itself at the center of controversy over its racy ad campaigns. (<-- Warning: NSFW)

Some might argue the price tag cost the company its stay in mainstream fashion.

Others are mostly eager to see what the clearance sales are going to look like.

Are you sad to say goodbye to AA?

"I will definitely feel its absence when buying clothes."

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