clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Troubling Times: Mike & Chris Can't Pay the Rent

New, 12 comments

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

The sad case of Mike & Chris, the California-based sportswear brand that abruptly canceled their sample sale yesterday, continues to unfold. Though their PR contact categorically denies that the company is in any trouble—stating that "Mike & Chris is very much still in business" and that the "sample sale was canceled due to a very unfortunate error in shipping"—that doesn't jive with what we've heard from the company's own sales director and a veritable army of tipsters. Today brings more worrying evidence that Mike & Chris is in serious financial trouble: Taped up on the door of their New York showroom at 430 West 14th Street is a "Rent Demand" notice from their landlord stating that M&C Apparel Group (Mike & Chris) owes more than $100,000 in back rent. We've reached out to their publicist for comment, and will bring you more information on this as it develops.
· Mike & Chris "Restructuring," Future of Label is Uncertain [Racked]
· Mike & Chris Sample Sale May Be Cancelled [Racked]