9. American Apparel

This brand might've made the list on the strength of its titillating ads alone, but we'll save our real props for crazy-ass Dov Charney and the way he turned a little homegrown L.A. T-shirt company into the worldwide standard for style-forward basics. For better or worse, a peek inside an American Apparel outlet will give you a good idea of what the kids are wearing at any given moment.

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As part of its progressive labor practices, the company pays an average of $12 per hour to factory workers and offers them full benefits. Damn, they hiring?