Earlier this week, the internet was buzzing over Gap’s new logo. And most folks weren’t happy and took to Gap’s Facebook fan page to express their displeasure over the new look. Now, Gap is backpedaling. Keep reading »
Fall is a splendid time to update your bag wardrobe — your go-to straw tote is looking quite out of place right now. We’ve fallen hard for Gap’s Leather Tassel Tote, which can fit just about anything, including a laptop. It’s constructed well of thin, soft leather so it won’t add extra weight to your daily load. Plus, the tassel gives the tote a playful feel, whereas the unlined interior keeps the look rugged.
Looks like Lanvin’s H&M collection may be getting some competition. The Gap has just announced that it will work with the House of Valentino to produce a special collection, due out late November. There aren’t too many details yet about what we can expect, although the designers for the project, Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiui and Pier Paolo Piccioli, said, “We are very pleased that Gap thought of us as a partner for this intimate project, as it brings together the iconic world of Valentino and Gap’s fashion essentials. In this way, Valentino and Gap synthesise the current trend of combining luxury with basics.” Keep reading »
The Gap is usually a go-to for our fall shopping, so we were pleasantly surprised to see this Groupon offer land in our inbox this morning: Sign up for the deal and you’ll only pay $25 for $50 worth of merchandise in stores. For those not familiar with Groupon, it’s a sort of local coupon service where retailers and business owners can offer you a deal, but only if enough people participate (or sign up) for the deal. If the offer goes through, you pay online and print out your certificate. So, if you already know you’re going to spend $50 at the Gap (um, today), might as well get in on the coupon now to capture the savings opportunity. [Groupon] Keep reading »
“Put some pants on!” this ad in the window of a Gap store declares. “Because we can’t all look good in shorts.” The provocative ad has inspired a controversy. The Huffington Post wonders if it’s “Offensive Or Clever.” The woman who took the photo of the debatable ad is journalist Stephanie Marcus. “Another day, another ad that tries to make people buy their products by making you feel bad about your body,” she writes. “What’s even funnier is that in another window,” she continues, “GAP is advertising for their Jeggings and not everyone looks good in those either, but as long as GAP can sell them to you they don’t really care.” I, myself, avoid going out in shorts. I guess you could say that’s my prerogative — or maybe I’ve been brainwashed. What do you think of the ad? Offensive? True? Both? Weigh in on the great pants vs. shorts debate in the comments. Keep reading »
This Baby Gap store window display in NYC caught our eye and we just had to snap a pic for your review. Yeah, the jeans are adorable, but the girl mannequin appears to be midway through a pelvic thrust (do babies have that kind of coordination?) and he’s popping enough collars to be initiated into a frat without even dealing with hazing. Beyond that, those are some, uh, slender babies, no? They may be headless, but we have difficulty picturing much baby fat on top of those model-esque bodies. Baby Gap has certainly come a long way since the days of our youth when jellies were the height of kiddies’ fashion … Keep reading »