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12 Items Under $15 From American Apparel's Closing Sale

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No matter how glamboyant your taste, your wardrobe has to stay grounded with at least a few basics. And it's painless to spend money on plain clothes as American Apparel is taking an extra 50% off sitewide, including sale items, via coupon code "TAKE50". (Shipping adds $5, but orders of $50 or more qualify for free shipping. Some exclusions may apply, and sizes and stock are limited.)

Please note that American Apparel is currently going out of business, so all sales are final and stock is extremely limited. That said, this is the best sitewide discount we've ever seen from American Apparel, so here are 12 great deals from the sale to pad your stock of staples.

12 Items Under $15 from American Apparel's Store Closing Sale

Cool Coverup

American Apparel Women's Loose Crop Tee for $11 via coupon code "TAKE50" ($11 off)

This cool, boxy tee is great for layering over tanks, dresses, and swimsuits, or you can just pair it with jeans and go. Multitasking for the win.


Swim City

American Apparel Men's Resort Swim Trunks from $12.50 via coupon code "TAKE50" ($37 off)

Your swimsuit doesn't have to be fancy or expensive, it just has to function in the pool. This one will get the job done.


Fall Fave

American Apparel Women's Delphine Tunic Sweater for $10 via coupon code "TAKE50" ($68 off)

This long sweater is cozy and low-maintenance for laid-back autumn afternoons. Go easy with leggings or dress it up with a skirt and boots.


Lounge Ready

American Apparel Men's California Fleece Slim Fit Pants for $9 via coupon code "TAKE50" ($27 off)

These pants are cooler than pajama bottoms but not as trendy as joggers, so you know they'll be wearable for years to come. Men's magazines actually do stories on finding loungewear like this.


Summer Girls

American Apparel Women's Tri-Blend Loose Crop Tank Top for $10 via coupon code "TAKE50" ($10 off)

If you're not already armed with airy tanks for summer, add this to your cart immediately. You can throw it on with shorts and head out the door in under a minute.


Neon Daydream

American Apparel Men's 50/50 V-Neck T-Shirt for $5.50 via coupon code "TAKE50" ($16 off)

Color is what transforms a simple tee from a boring basic into an intentional outfit decision. No one wears bright orange or green just because it was the top item in the drawer.


Stretchy Shorts

American Apparel Women's Cotton Spandex Jersey High-Waist Hot Shorts for $11 via coupon code "TAKE50" ($11 off)

These shorts will do the most, taking on jobs like yoga and sleep and even working with sweaters for everyday wear. You might never want to take them off.


Pocket Patrol

American Apparel Men's Tri-Blend Crewneck Pocket T-Shirt for $12 via coupon code "TAKE50" ($12 off)

If you feel incomplete without a shirt pocket, maybe grab this in every color. That'll be nearly a week's worth of tops.


Leggings Are Pants

American Apparel Women's Print Cotton Spandex Jersey Leggings for $8 via coupon code "TAKE50" ($24 off)

Anybody who tries to tell you leggings aren't pants needs to get acquainted with the dictionary. These fun prints will complement solid shirts, or you can go wild with pattern mixing.


Differentiating Details

American Apparel Men's 50/50 Henley Ringer V-Neck T-Shirt for $13 via coupon code "TAKE50" ($13 off)

Buttons and contrast trim elevate this shirt out of the dresser and into the closet. It's as close to a plain tee as you can get without wondering if it counts as real clothes.


90s Aesthetic

American Apparel Women's Striped 9x1 Rib Fitted T-Shirt for $13 via coupon code "TAKE50" ($13 off)

Recall your favorite grunge-era looks without looking like you're in a costume in this striped shirt. The lack of a mock neck keeps it from being too on-the-nose, but everyone who sees you will still feel a faint pang of nostalgia.


Mad Hatter

American Apparel Cotton Twill Cap for $12.50 via coupon code "TAKE50" ($12 off)

As long as humans have heads, ballcaps will be a ubiquitous accessory with no baggage or connotation other than "hat." It's even better than a beanie, because it won't look silly if you wear it when it's warm out.

Readers, what caught your eye in American Apparel's store closing sale? Is there anything you're hoping will drop even further? Let us know in the comments!


Associate Editor

Elizabeth Zimmerman is an Associate Editor at DealNews, and she specializes in tap dancing, wearing a lot of colors, making cakes, and sneaking Beatles references into deals. Goo goo g'joob.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Unless marked as a "Sponsored Deal," the opinions expressed here are those of the author and have not been reviewed or endorsed by the companies mentioned. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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Lindsay Sakraida (DealNews)
Also I think that model in the striped 90s tee could use a lace choker to complete the 90s look. And maybe dark lipstick and Winona Ryder hair. She should just be Winona Ryder in Reality Bites.
Lindsay Sakraida (DealNews)
The leopard print version of those leggings are INTENSE
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