On November 14, 2016, APP Winddown, LLC (f/k/a American Apparel, LLC) and five affiliated debtors (collectively, the "Debtors") each filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The cases are pending before the Honorable Judge Brendan Linehan Shannon and are jointly administered under Case No. 16-12551.
Important Information & Dates
First Day Hearing
A hearing on the Debtors' First Day Motions was held on November 15, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. (ET) before the Honorable Brendan Linehan Shannon, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, 824 North Market Street, 6th Floor, Courtroom No.1, Wilmington, DE 19801. A final hearing on certain of the First Day Motions was held on December 12, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. (ET). Please click below to view and download the First Day Motions and the First Day Orders:
Notice to Gift Card Holders
You may have heard that American Apparel has agreed to sell its business. As a result, certain retail stores may be closing. Until this process is final, the Company is discontinuing the sale of new gift cards. Customers holding gift cards should use them by December 31, 2016, as they may not be honored after the potential sale of the Company.
Customers who purchased gift cards outside of the United States should contact the foreign administrator for the proceeding in the country where they purchased the gift card. Please find the foreign administrator list in the link below:
Auction of Company Assets
On November 14, 2016, the Debtors filed a motion to sell substantially all of their assets. On December 5, 2016, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order approving bidding and auction procedures in connection with such sale and on January 9-10, 2017, the Debtors conducted an auction. At the conclusion of this auction, the Debtors selected Gildan Activewear SRL as the Successful Bidder for the Debtors' intellectual property assets, wholesale inventory and certain equipment. In addition, the Debtors selected three Successful Bidders for certain of their non-residential unexpired leases. More information on the results of the auction can be found at Docket No. 451.
Bar Date for Filing Proofs of Claim
The Bankruptcy Court has established the following deadlines for filing proofs of claim against the Debtors:
- General Bar Date (all creditors other than Governmental Units): April 11, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. (ET)
- Administrative Expense Bar Date: April 11, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. (ET)
- Governmental Bar Date: May 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (ET)
Click on "Submit a Claim" above for more information regarding filing a claim against the Debtors.
First Day Hearing
341 Meeting of Creditors
CANCELLED: Omnibus Hearing
Canceled: Omnibus Hearing
General Bar Date
Administrative Bar Date
Governmental Bar Date
Omnibus Hearing - Cancelled
Amended Notice of Hearing
Notice of Hearing
Hearing Cancelled: Order Scheduling Omnibus Hearing
Order Scheuduling Omnibus Hearing Date
Hearing Cancelled: Order Scheuduling Omnibus Hearing Date
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
919 N. Market Street, 17th Floor
P.O. Box 8705
Wilmington, DE 19899-8705
Laura Davis Jones, Esq.
James E. O'Neill, Esq.
Joseph M. Mulvihill, Esq.
555 South Flower Street, 50th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Erin N. Brady, Esq.
250 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281
Scott J. Greenberg, Esq.
Michael J. Cohen, Esq.
United States Trustee and Court Information
Office of the United States Trustee
844 King Street, Suite 2207
Wilmington, DE 19801
Jane M. Leamy, Esq.
United States Bankruptcy Court
824 Market Street North, 3rd Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
|16-12551||APP Winddown, LLC (f/k/a American Apparel, LLC)||November 14, 2016|
|16-12552||APP USA Winddown, LLC (f/k/a American Apparel (USA), LLC)||November 14, 2016|
|16-12553||APP Retail Winddown, Inc. (f/k/a American Apparel Retail, Inc.)||November 14, 2016|
|16-12554||APP D&F Winddown, Inc. (f/k/a American Apparel Dyeing & Finishing, Inc.)||November 14, 2016|
|16-12555||APP Knitting Winddown, LLC (f/k/a KCL Knitting, LLC)||November 14, 2016|
|16-12556||APP Shipping Winddown, Inc. (f/k/a Fresh Air Freight, Inc.)||November 14, 2016|