American Apparel Came Back While None Of Us Were Looking

American Apparel is basically the worst crazy girlfriend in the history of ever. Like, the kind that publicly freaks out at her boyf, then subtweets him for a week, posts a super long Snapchat story exhibiting her new crazy single party girl life, and then one day just gets back together with him and posts a gag-worthy Instagram with some stupid inspirational quote caption like nothing happened. Except, instead of breaking up with some random douchebag, American Apparel broke up with all of us by declaring bankruptcy and shutting down all of its stores. That’s like, totally unforgivable, because it left millions of innocent college girls with one less place to get going out clothes.

Now, because they’re clearly moody AF, American Apparel is back with an online shop filled with all of their classic basics. I guess we can all finally sleep again knowing we can spend twice as much on a plain zip up hoodie because it was made in the glorious USA with no sweatshop labor but lots of alleged sexual harassment! Here are a few of the best basics American Apparel has brought back. 

1. Cotton Spandex Halter Bodysuit

The effects of the temporary loss of this halter bodysuit are not yet known, but I’m sure it caused some serious emotional distress to a lot of people. Anyway, it’s back, so you can stop stealing your roommate’s.

American Apparel Cotton Spandex Halter Bodysuit

2. Cropped Flex Fleece Zip Hoodie

Cropped hoodies are totally having a moment right now, so you might as well hop on it. Plus, they come in clutch for when you want to wear a hoodie as a shirt but not look like an actual potato sack.

American Apparel Cropped Flex Fleece Zip Hoodie

3. Sofia Midi Dress

This midi dress is super versatile, so it’s definitely a good staple to have in your closet. It’ll be the perfect “shit I have to look decent later and don’t know what to wear” solution. Say what you want about American Apparel, but their clothes are so comfortable, so having one of their dresses that you can wear to basically anything is def a good idea.

American Apparel Sofia Midi Dress

4. The Nylon Tricot High-Cut One Piece

Sure, summer is like, basically over so it may seem pointless to buy another one piece right now. But when you think about it, the world’s pretty much going to shit, so maybe we’ll luck out and climate change will give us an extended beach season so you can wear this classic piece a few times.

American Apparel Nylon Tricot High-Cut One Piece

5. High-Waist Jean

American Apparel’s hipster employees were rocking mom jeans way before the rest of us even considered it. These jeans are practically iconic. 

American Apparel High-Waist Jean

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