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The Gap And Keds Collaborate For American Fashion Domination

The Gap and Keds are as American as capitalism and the Electoral College, so it’s about time the two fashion entities get together to create a line of all-American footwear. The shoes will be designed by Gap’s Patrick Robinson and will be right in-step with the faded denim and pastels that will be big this summer. (Don’t worry if you’re more of a glam girl, because Keds has also teamed up with Alice + Olivia for a limited-edition sparkle line.) There’s no word regarding prices of the Gap-inspired line, but the shoes will debut in the summer most likely at a pop-up shop in NYC, which means they’re sure to hit eBay shortly after for those of you in other parts of the country. [Racked] Keep reading »

Pierre Hardy For Gap: Is The Third Time The Charm?

When the first pair of Pierre Hardy shoes for Gap launched, I rushed to the store, assuming that I’d be in love and willing to part with almost $100 for said designer shoes. But I left Gap that day sans new shoes, dejected and disappointed at the collection. Then, editors obsessed over the fur-lined boots for winter, and I got excited yet again, but just like Erin, was completely let down by their look in reality. Now the shoe master has created another collection, and with this, I’ve finally given up. Three strikes and this collaboration is out for me. For summer 2010, Pierre Hardy designed three wedge styles and one flat denim gladiator pair, and here’s a first look at three of the four. From what I can see (and I hate to say it), the leather on the first pair looks too plastic-y to be worth the money, and the second is just plain boring. If I had to choose, the third could be a good option, but again, that price tag is too hefty. Hopefully the gladiator flats will bring some favorable light to the collection. If unlike me, you’re loving these shoes, head to Gap on May 4, when they will be available for $98. [Actually, gotta say I am kinda feeling them this time! I just love a platform sandal. -- Editor] [Couture Snob] Keep reading »

Has Feminism Gone Too Far?

You know, I understand there was a time in history when the word “feminism” meant something. Women fought to win equal rights. And some 50 years later, great strides have been made. Recently, it seems like old-school feminism has returned. This time around, though, it seems like all the political action is gone, and the new feminist key activity consists of pointing out all the ways in which women are supposedly exploited, victimized, or hyper-sexualized by the media. I’m sorry, but pointing out possible instances of sexism in the mainstream media does not a political movement make. Keep reading »

Shop And Support World AIDS Day At The Same Time

It’s World AIDS Day, and if you’re not already active in promoting AIDS charities, you can give a bit of extra help by making some specific purchases. This year, brands like Stella McCartney, Converse, Armani, Mac, Kiehl’s, and others have created special promotions to raise awareness. After the jump, a rundown of the goods for good. Keep reading »

Stella McCartney’s Latest Design For Gap Comes In Your Size

If you couldn’t squeeze into Stella McCartney’s collection for GapKids, now’s your chance to pick up a piece designed by her at the retailer. Stella created a T-shirt for Gap’s (PRODUCT) RED line, with half of the profits from the $28 top going to fight AIDS. The V-neck tee is printed with red chain necklaces and would be perfect holiday party attire tucked into a pencil skirt. [Gap] Keep reading »

Pierre Hardy For Gap Shoes Do Not Make Us “Audibly Gasp”

Our friends over at Refinery 29 usually have pretty impeccable taste, but this headline, “New Pierre Hardy for Gap Shoes Send Us Into Cardiac Arrest, Almost,” gave us pause. When Amelia sent me the link, I was practically salivating: This shiz is gonna be AH-MAY-ZING! (I had plenty of time to anticipate this due to an unusually slow internet connection this afternoon, but I digress…) The post opened and can we just say, UN-DER-WHELMED? Yikes! While I’m glad that the Refinery editors are loving this moment so much, we’re not feeling the same way on this end. In fact, these shoes are taking us back to late ’90s prom (those crappy-looking heels!), and the boots are waaay too Jenny from the Block, like in a really bad way, before J.Lo’s whole style evolution. Plus, the combination of sweaty-looking, fold-over wool and outrageously high platforms will make you look that much sillier when it’s snowy out and you topple over in these heinosities. I rarely rip collabs (nothing good to say, don’t say it), but I can’t not speak up here. Looks like yet another case of designers cashing their big checks and dropping the ball on producing something we’d actually like to wear. Anyone? Am I taking crazy pills here or are these major no bueno? [Refinery 29]

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Rumor: Uniqlo Taking Over Gap?

It’s no secret that the Gap has been struggling in recent years to keep up profits and keep the attention of buyers. The denim giant may be doing worse than we thought because rumors have begun circulating that Uniqlo is considering purchasing the business. While at first this takeover would seem unlikely (Uniqlo’s presence in the United States is nowhere near as strong as the Gap’s), Uniqlo actually comes from a rather strong empire called Fast Retail, founded in 1984 by Tadashi Yanai. Yanai reportedly has been looking for new ways to break into the American fashion market. So what would a Gap under Uniqlo regime look like? We have to admit that we’d be interested to find out. [PSFK] Keep reading »

Gap Introduces “Athleta” Line

Finding cute workout clothes can be a challenge, especially when you don’t want to shell out for those designer Stella McCreditcardmaxout lines. New from the Gap Group: Athleta, a line of workout clothing for women that’s affordable and attractive. We’re not going to say the styles are to-die-for, but it’s worth checking out. You can shop by sport, which doesn’t just include your basic yogawear and running gear, but also covers ski/snowboarding, golf, and hiking. In the mix you’ll find bra-tanks in punchy colors, skirt-capris, patterned performance swimsuits that are the anti-Speedo, and nylon tennis dresses. There are some crazy prints that vary from loud graphic flowers to hippie mendi designs that you may want to be cautious about wearing. At least you can say they’re not boring! [Athleta] Keep reading »

The Vena Cava Girls Get Blogging

It’s certainly not enough that Vena Cava designers Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai are all over The Gap — now they’ll be available to Vena Cava aficionados everywhere with their very own blog, VivaVenaCava.blogspot.com. (And speaking of that Gap capsule collection, want some straight from the designers styling tips? They go all goth here.) According to Fashion Week Daily, Maylock and Buhai plan to post pretty much whatever they would have normally emailed around to their friends—anything from fashion to travel to textiles. Yippee! [Viva Vena Cava] Keep reading »

Crave: Gap Designer Editions Vena Cava Khaki Zip Dress

Every year, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists re-interpret a classic for Gap. The last couple years, they rethought white shirts. This year, it’s khaki that’s getting a makeover. Our favorite from the collection — though we’d wear them all — is design duo Vena Cava’s khaki zip dress. This certainly ain’t your mama’s chino. [$88, Gap] Keep reading »

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