American Apparel, the vertically integrated clothing manufacturer based in downtown Los Angeles, has announced the launch of a new mobile store serving Japan. The store, located at, will be the company's first venture into the mobile e-commerce space. Japan was chosen for the launch as its customers are among the most attuned to the potential of mobile shopping. "Mobile marketing is more important in Japan than in any other region. The majority of teenagers in Japan actually use their mobile phones for apparel shopping..."

One can only imagine what the people in this department store in Osaka, Japan were thinking when they came up with this advertising slogan for its sale. Shopper Zarina Yamaguchi thought it was “pretty funny” when she snapped this picture on Jan. 4th.

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