Gap and Zara Ban Angora Fur Following Outcry Over Cruelty to Bunnies

Following mounting pressure from EVERY HUMAN WITH A CONSCIENCE, Gap and Zara have joined several other retailers in (temporarily) banning products made with angora fur. Like something in which the wicked and depraved antagonist of a YA novel would shroud their withered heart, angora fur is commonly gathered by tying… » 12/27/13 12:40pm 12/27/13 12:40pm

Jerks Deface GAP Ad Featuring Sikh Model, GAP Responds Awesomely

You guys know about Gap's "Make Love" campaign, featuring a diverse group of models from Lisa Ling to Cyndi Lauper, right? I've been in love with these ads ever since a friend Snapchatted the version with Sikh actor Waris Ahluwalia, who was in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and designs beautiful jewelry. » 11/27/13 11:50am 11/27/13 11:50am

Your Favorite Stores Aren't Signing the Bangladesh Safety Act

Labor groups urged massive clothing retailers including Gap and Wal-Mart to sign an international pact this week that would solidify safety standards and send a clear message that big brand names won't allow another easily preventable tragedy like last month's factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed over 1,000… » 5/17/13 11:45am 5/17/13 11:45am

Gap Turns the NYC MetroCard Blue in Giant New Ad Campaign

For the first time ever, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York is now selling ads that entirely cover its MetroCard tickets. The ticket is an ad. Gap stepped up to buy an entire run of the cards new fun-size billboards, which were made blue and emblazoned with Gap logos. Aside from the shape and the black… » 10/09/12 1:15pm 10/09/12 1:15pm

Karl Lagerfeld's Gold-Splattered Olympic Collection Debuts Tonight

Tonight is the night: Karl Lagerfeld will personally unveil his Olympic-themed collection at Selfridges in London. Although the items celebrate the games, don't expect any sporty Spandex or ventilated mesh. A preview of the items reveals a motorcycle jacket flecked with gold, skinny jeans splattered with gold, and… » 7/24/12 12:20pm 7/24/12 12:20pm

Why Aren't There More Gay People In Ads?

Gap did something interesting this week: it unveiled a new ad featuring a same-sex couple (or models posing as a same-sex couple; it's not entirely clear) (UPDATE: It is a gay couple! Tony nominee Rory O'Malley and his boyfriend Gerold Schroeder, to be precise) on a billboard at a prominent Los Angeles intersection.… » 5/08/12 12:35pm 5/08/12 12:35pm

Gap Mannequins Are Very, Very, Very Skinny

Cory Doctorow's entrepreneur wife Alice Taylor was shopping at a London Gap store when she noticed the mannequin displaying the company's appropriately named "Always Skinny" pants was...really skinny. I guess you can't tell a mannequin to "eat a sandwich," can you? Doesn't really work. (Note: Do not ever say "eat a… » 8/11/11 5:55pm 8/11/11 5:55pm

What The Gap Needs Now Is Love Sweet Love

The news that Patrick Robinson was fired last week from the Gap was not that shocking. The Gap has had a few cute moments since Patrick arrived on the scene, but consistency was lacking. You don't need me to ramble on and on about what did not work during his reign, but I am happy to suggest a few key bits that should… » 5/10/11 5:00pm 5/10/11 5:00pm

Gap Fires Head Designer Patrick Robinson

In almost totally unsurprising fashion news, Patrick Robinson has been fired as the creative director of Gap. Robinson — an actual designer-designer, with Anna Wintour's active support, a Parsons education, and stints at Giorgio Armani and Paco Rabanne under his belt — was brought on by the company in 2007. Robinson's… » 5/05/11 12:19pm 5/05/11 12:19pm