Mall retail chain Old Navy experienced backlash when photos of offensive t-shirts being sold to toddlers started appearing online. The shirts had displayed a slogan that said “Young Aspiring Artist” with the “artist” part crossed out and replaced with either the word “astronaut” or “president.” Rude.
Ralph Lauren, a designer virtually synonymous with a certain preppy-American country club aesthetic, is stepping down from his post as CEO of the company that bears his name. Stefan Larsson, a former H&M executive and president of Old Navy, will replace Lauren in November.
Gap, a company wandering in the wilderness, has now reached the store closure phase.
On Wednesday, according to the New York Times, J.Crew “eliminated” nearly 200 positions—175 to be exact—and announced the head of its women’s design team was out, too. J.Crew and its chief executive Mickey Drexler, who previously revitalized Gap and steered the creation of Old Navy, blamed the company’s 10 percent…
Since normcore was a swing and a miss, Gap is currently doing some frantic soul-searching. But meanwhile, low-cost corporate little sister Old Navy is having her moment in the sun.
The interweb and teevee media have picked up on a social media-driven attempt to get Old Navy to stop charging more money for plus size clothing. You know it's serious when a Change.org petition starts to circle. And by "serious" I mean, "likely to peter out soon-ish."
If you're a plus-size woman buying jeans at Old Navy, you'll pay more than your slender female friends or big-and-tall guy friends. And people are pissed.
Cats! Kids! Sure, this audience of cats at this cat/kid fashion show was clearly just a few cats photoshopped to make it look like there are many many cats present but who cares? This is still very cute.
Not content with getting schooled on the magic of Old Navy from adults, Amy Poehler's latest Old Navy ad shows her learning a bit about their inexpensive garb from youngins' at a spelling bee.
If you're a woman who wants to buy your pants from OldNavy.com, go right ahead. Just be aware that the company is trying to convince you that their pants will give you a thigh gap you might not have.
Like Backstreet Boys and Boys II Men before her, Amy Poehler has become an official spokesperson for Old Navy. Her ad — which is now airing on television — is charming and funny, much like Poehler herself. That said, is it enough? Of course, it's not and because of that, Old Navy has been nice enough to release the…
The recent series of disasters in Bangladeshi garment factories over the past several years perhaps got its most alarming and high-profile installment last November when a factory fire at Tazreen Fashions Ltd. — a supplier for Wal-Mart — killed 124 workers and left many observers dazed at the casual supply-chain evils…
Adele's forthcoming plus-sized Burberry campaign is only one of the many factors that are leading to a new eye on mass-market retailers' plus-sized clothing, which blogs have dubbed "fatshion." For years, adult-skewed women's magazines had unchanged advice for larger women: steer away from horizontal stripes and…
Old Navy is continuing its marketing campaign down '90s memory lane (though they are skirting the oughts here), this time bringing in everyone's second favorite Lou Pearlman project the Backstreet Boys to help move their new, extra stretchy (ugh) skinny jeans line. According to the commercial, the boys of the…
Old Navy has jumped on the '90s nostalgia bandwagon with an enthusiasm that would be unfamiliar to an era defined by whatevers and as-ifs. Previously, the company has used Joey Lawrence and Mayim Bialik (A.K.A. Blossom) in their advertisements and now they're continuing their walk down '90s memory lane with a…
Kim Kardashian is suing Old Navy for up to $20 million. Why? Kardashian alleges that the chain purposefully cast a model who looks just like her in its new ads, with the intention of misleading customers into thinking that the chief Sister K was somehow affiliated with the brand. And it just so happens that the model,
- Halle is the first black woman to make the cover of Vogue's September issue since 1989. "What that means for a woman of color and what that means in the fashion world, what that means to pop culture," she says:
The folks at Old Navy swear that they've got the perfect jeans for your body shape. Hence: The "Booty Reader." Like the love child of Miss Cleo and Sir Mix-A-Lot, she likes big butts and she cannot lie.