Sites like American Apparel for casual-cool fashion

Shop like every cool-girl at these alternatives to American Apparel.

We all love American Apparel for it's cotton basics and retro-inspired styles, but since American Apparel is no longer available in Australia (cue: teary eyes), we sought to find a few alternatives.

1. Urban Outfitters
If you love the retro inspired styles at American Apparel, you'll love shopping at Urban Outfitters. Urban Outfitters is a place for streetwear with a vintage twist that millenials just can't get enough of.

  • They understand their audience and have the right range of fashion items and accessories to match
  • You can often save with their sale offers
  • Free delivery and returns is available when you spend over $50. Note returns cost $5 in Australia.

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With one of the largest collections of fashion pieces, many of the brands and capsules on ASOS have a similar retro-chic aesthetic at the style at American Apparel. Plus, ASOS has a well-stocked outlet section and free shipping deals.

  • 10% student discount
  • Free shipping on orders over $40
  • Returns accepted within 28 days of receiving your order

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3. Uniqlo
Uniqlo is all about modernising the basic. Just like American Apparel, Uniqlo offers a host of staple and basic styles with a twist.

  • No matter what you’re after, you’ll get multiple options in terms of materials.
  • Becoming a Uniqlo member gives you early access to new product launches, exclusive offers and promotions, as well as special collaborations.
  • All Uniqlo orders that are $50 or more are shipped for free

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4. Cotton On
Like American Apparel, Cotton On is a store for quality basics that don't cost the earth. Both stores have a commitment to sustainability and fair wages. If you're looking for another store you can feel good about shopping at, try Cotton On.

  • Free shipping
  • Shop multiple stores at once
  • Try on in-store

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5. Boohoo
For affordable basics and casual wear, Boohoo is the place to shop. Like American Apparel, Boohoo has an extensive range of staple pieces for men and women.

  • Up to 100 new arrivals Every. Single. Day.
  • Get free shipping on orders over $40
  • Gift vouchers available to purchase

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6. General Pants
Streetstyle finds a home at General Pants. With a range of exclusive basics and an extensive range of denim, fans of American Apparel will love General Pants too.

  • Free shipping
  • Quick deliveries
  • Great selection

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7. Glue Store
Glue Store is an Australian favourite for casual wear and streetwear. Similar to American Apparel, the style at Glue Store are loved by those who love edgy-casual clothing.

  • Free delivery
  • Three hour delivery
  • Live chat

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8. Missguided
From the outside, Missguided's pink and feminine appearance may not seem all that similar to the retro-with-a-twist staple style at American Apparel. But Missguided has throusands of styles with a collection of street and retro-chic pieces that American A

  • Huge range of sizes
  • Fast Delivery
  • Secure shopping

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9. PrettyLittleThing
Pretty Little Thing is a store for women who aren't afraid to stand out from the crowd. Like American Apparel, the styles at Pretty Little Thing are loud, edgy but wearable at the same time.

  • Daily updates
  • Huge variety of items
  • There is always a sale

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