With an interest payment due in October, rumors are swirling that All-American retailer American Apparel Inc. (NYSE: APP) may wind up filing for bankruptcy. But despite a series of Chapter 11 whispers over the years, the apparel retailer has always been able to sidestep a filing. 

Back in 2011, reports swirled that the company would file for bankruptcy after it said it might have to in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 

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