And the ads would have been so much fun

American ApparelAfter seeing this "American Apparel Coming Soon" sign on a storefront at 3rd and Broadway in downtown Troy, @MStyne asked us if we knew anything about it. We didn't -- so we checked with the company.

Here's the response we got from American Apparel's Emily Nerad: "So strange - we are not sure where the signage came from or who is responsible for it, but we are not currently planning on opening a store in Troy."

Not that you have to go wanting for sweatshop-free solid color t-shirts and underthings -- Some Girls Boutque, which is just a few blocks away, carries AA products.

Earlier on AOA: Troy is the new Brooklyn?

Image: American Apparel


Damn. That would've been all the justification we'd need to comfortably call Troy the new Brooklyn.

I guess I'll have to keep ordering my silver lamé bodysuits online.

hipster kingpin and all, the make some decent nondescript clothing. quality is so so but i like not a having a logo and having a simple design.

If you're at all interested, here's an interesting story from Portfolio magazine about Dov Charney, the founder of American Apparel. I had never heard of the company until this was the cover story a few months ago, but I found the whole thing very intriguing.

I'm thinking some funny pants put it up as a joke / warning. Something to the tune of those "Don't Williamsburg Bushwicks" bumperstickers.

That's a bummer. Though the owner of AA is a scumbag- and kind of literally dirty- I really appreciate the overall ethics and the fact that he proves you can make products in America and turn a profit.

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