A new study suggests that unpredictable, inconsistent work schedules—a widespread source of frustration and hardship for people working service jobs, for instance in retail—may not even be what’s best for business.
There’s a joke to be made here about falling out of the Gap instead of into it, as their 1973 slogan went, but my purpose today is a solemn one: to deliver the news that Gap Inc. will close 200 Banana Republic and Gap locations.
Gap Inc. continues to bet on the unstoppable rise of athleisure, and that extends even to kids: They’ve just launched Athleta Girl for customers 6 to 14. Don’t wanna be rude, here, but isn’t most children’s clothing already designed with play in mind?
Following complaints, Gap, Inc. has deleted a tweet advertising Ellen DeGeneres’ GapKids X ED clothing line with an image featuring child acrobats Le Petit Cirque. Critics claim the photo—depicting four girls—uses the lone black model as a passive prop, while the other models appear active.
The Gap is struggling to fulfill orders in time for Christmas gifting due to an “internal error.” So, if you purchased a pair of adequately fitting jeans or a gray cable knit sweater from the Gap as a present this year, you might be out of luck.
It’s been a rough year for retailer J. Crew. The brand has suffered plummeting sales in large part because of its slow and steady move away from affordability and recently laid off 175 employees, including head designer Tom Mora. In an attempt to stop the proverbial bleeding, J. Crew announced that it will launch a…
Gap, a company wandering in the wilderness, has now reached the store closure phase.
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.
Oh, Gap. Whither Gap? “Dress Normal” didn’t get their flagship brand anywhere; Piperlime’s days are numbered. Now the company is trying to position itself for the newly dawning Age of Athleisure, betting everybody will start defaulting to yoga pants and leggings.
When I was a child, my dream in life (after becoming a ballerina and/or a pastry chef) was to be a Gap model. It was my favorite store in the world. I owned two zip-up polar fleeces of identical design in different colors. Back to School shopping was paradise. So it deeply saddens me to state now what has become…
It's a sad day for Piperlime fans, i.e., people who like the idea of Zappos but not the low price point. Gap Inc. is officially shutting down the online retailer, instead choosing to focus on their more popular brands like Banana Republic and Athleta.
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.
Normcore strikes again, trampling yet another victim under its Nike socks/Adidas slippers-clad feet. After launching what was expected to be a successful "Dress Normal" campaign, Gap is now offering their collection at a fraction of the price. There is such thing as too much of a meh thing.
BREAKDOWN! is a new semi-regular bullshit clickbait copyranter feature where I "break down" why popular new ads that most people like are in fact "Fucking Terrible".
Many of us would dearly love to see retailers using a more diverse array of body types when showcasing their clothing. However, please note that it is a dick move to pile onto a random model and call her a "skeletor ghost" because you think she's unusually slim. That is not helpful.
The jig is up: Big brands like J. Crew, Gap and Saks’ Off 5th aren’t selling you discounted or out of season merchandise at their outlet locations. You’re just buying lower quality cardigans and patterned pants. Scandal.
Martin Luther King Day should be one of reflection and service, but for stores like the Gap, it's a chance to clean up with sales. This phenomenon isn't new, but it might say more about the desperation of the retail industry rather than American disregard of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of tolerance and equal…
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…
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.