"American Apparel is part Israeli, literally. Sylvia Safdie, mother of company founder Dov Charney, is from Israel. She moved with her family to Canada when she was 11 years old. Today she is an internationally known artist based in Montreal. Dov's uncle, Israeli born Moshe Safdie, is a world known architect with a flourishing architectural practice which includes an office in Jerusalem. He has designed numerous public and private buildings of note in Israel which includes the Museum at Yad Vashem, Mamila Development Project, Ben Gurion Airside Terminal, David's Village in Jerusalem and many more.
Dov's mother's family connection to Israel gives the Israeli stores special meaning for American Apparel."
I was really surprised to see on their website, that there are two american apparel shops in Israel so far: One in Jerusalem and one in Tel Aviv.
I think I am going to visit the one in Tel Aviv in the next time. I want to see the difference to the german stores and how much it costs in NIS. And I feel the desire to get that American Apparel Circle Scarf.
There are also plans to open a new store in Haifa, because Dov's mom grew up there, and they want to open an israeli online store.