Banana Republic Debuts a New Look
Fashion - Press Releases - Retail

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This Fall, Banana Republic reintroduces its new brand identity, positioning, and brand promise—winking at its heritage while reinventing itself for toda...

Faisal Hussain
September 8, 2021

Gap Inc. Acquires Ecommerce Startup Drapr
Fashion - Online - Press Releases - Retail - Tech

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) has acquired Drapr, an ecommerce startup and online application based on technology that enables customers to quickly create 3D avatars and virtua...

Faisal Hussain
August 27, 2021

Old Navy Democratizes the Shopping Experience for Women of All...
Fashion - Press Releases - Retail

Old Navy is revolutionizing the shopping experience with the launch of BODEQUALITY. Beginning on August 20, Old Navy will redefine size inclusion, offering every one of its women’s styles, in every ...

Mitch Litvak
August 18, 2021

Walmart Will Require Some Workers to Wear Masks in Stores
Retail

Walmart said Friday that it will begin requiring masks for store workers in high-risk counties in the U.S. as determined by the latest CDC rankings, regardless of vaccine status and effective immediat...

CNBC
July 30, 2021

Athleta Launches AthletaWell, an Immersive Digital Platform fo...
Fashion - Health & Beauty - Partnerships - Press Releases - Retail

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Athleta (NYSE: GPS) announced the launch of AthletaWell, an innovative and immersive new platform designed to build loyalty, engagement and a community of empow...

Faisal Hussain
July 28, 2021

Malls May Not Even Need Anchors—Here’s Why
Retail

In the mid-20th century, when malls were retail's fresh new idea, department stores moved into the suburbs with confidence. That has been shaken, and many malls are now looking for their replacements....

Retail Dive
July 12, 2021

Gap to Close All Stores in UK & Ireland
Retail

Gap will close all 81 of its stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland by the end of September and go fully online, as the brand adjusts to changes in shopping habits following the pandemic. The Ameri...

CNN
July 2, 2021

Target, Gap, Bed Bath & Beyond Step Up Linen Offerings
Household - Retail

Merchandise from PillowSheets, which makes a patented bedsheet that “eliminates loose bedding and integrates a pillow system,” will roll out on Target’s website before arriving in some of the re...

Pymnts
July 2, 2021

Kanye’s Gap Brand Poised to Hit $1B in Sales in First Ye...
Fashion

Gap released its first product from the highly anticipated line in June 2021, giving shoppers a taste of what’s to come. Now the upcoming Yeezy line with rapper Kanye West could bring in nearly $1 b...

CNBC
July 1, 2021

TikTok Fans to Choose Next Color for Gap’s Iconic Logo H...
Fashion - Retail

If it’s hot on TikTok, it’s worth acting upon. That strategy is being used by Gap, as its TikTok followers will choose the next color for its iconic logo hoodie, to be released this fall. Gap glo...

Adweek
June 28, 2021

Etsy to Buy Apparel Resale Site Depop for $1.6B
Fashion - Retail

This deal allows the company to grow without sacrificing its reputation as a marketplace that caters to consumers on the lookout for special, well-made or vintage items. It also allows Etsy to jump i...

RetailDive
June 2, 2021

The Gap is Back… Sales Top Pre-Pandemic Levels
Fashion - Retail

Gap’s fiscal first-quarter sales surpassed pre-pandemic levels. Shoppers turned to Old Navy and Athleta to refresh their wardrobes for summer, the company said. Gap’s namesake banner in North Amer...

CNBC
June 1, 2021

Walmart & Gap Come Together to Create an Exclusive Home D...
Household - Retail

Walmart and Gap will launch a new brand, Gap Home, with bedding, bath, and decor. The initial collection will debut on Walmart’s website June 24 and eventually be available in the discounter’s sto...

CNBC
May 28, 2021

Gap Confirms YEEZY Line to Launch by End of June
Fashion - Retail

Ahead of the arrival of its quarterly reports on May 27, Gap has hinted at more details about its upcoming YEEZY line. Although little has been said by the group in the past, Business of Fashion now r...

Hype Beast
May 24, 2021

Simon Malls’ CEO Sees Shopper Euphoria as People Return ...
Finance - Retail

Mall owner Simon Property says shoppers are getting back to malls, but that it’s hard to predict what traffic trends are going to look like one year from now. “There’s clearly some level of eup...

CNBC
May 11, 2021

Simone Biles Leaving Nike to Partner with Gap’s Athleta
Fashion - Influencers - Retail - Sports

Simone Biles is leaving Nike to join Athleta, which will help sponsor a post-Olympics tour that she's organizing herself, rather than one that's usually run by USA Gymnastics. The deal, announced Fri...

ESPN
April 23, 2021

Lululemon is Testing a Resale Program
Fashion - Retail

Shoppers can sell and buy used items, and the retailer says it will rely on shoppers’ feedback in the pilot before it scales it to other states and more stores. The leggings and sports bra maker an...

CNBC
April 21, 2021

Gap Sells Childrenswear Label Janie and Jack
Fashion - Retail

As part of a three-year strategic plan to focus its four largest brands — Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta — Gap Inc. said it will sell its children’s business to investment firm Go Gl...

Business of Fashion
March 26, 2021

Global Fast Fashion is Flopping Hard in China
Fashion - Retail

For fast fashion, the country is filling up an entire graveyard of brands. The latest victim appears to be Gap, with Bloomberg this month reporting the American retailer is looking to sell its China b...

WWD
March 25, 2021

Which Retailers Are the Most Innovative in the Business?
Branding - Retail

All the companies on Fast Company’s list of the 10 most innovative retailers of 2021 all found success during the pandemic helping deliver the “immersive, seamless experiences” increasingly dema...

RetailWire
March 17, 2021

Brands pull back on marketing following the events on Jan 6.
Branding

Brands have hit the brakes on marketing efforts large and small after people stormed the nation's capital Wednesday to protest Trumps election loss, according to multiple media reports. Announcements...

Marketing Dive
January 7, 2021

Under Armour launches Steph Curry brand to better compete with...
Fashion - Sports

The new line, which launches on CurryBrand.com this week, features shoes and clothes for a number of sports including basketball and golf. Over time, the brand will be expanded to more categories incl...

CNBC
December 1, 2020

UGG opens first flagship in New York City
Fashion - Retail

The company stated that it will be opening "a curated fleet of flagship stores" internationally starting in 2021. At a time when most apparel retailers are contracting, Ugg is expanding. The Souther...

Retail Dive
November 23, 2020

Gap, H&M open mobile storefronts on Swipe.Shop platform
Health & Beauty

Corona, E.l.f. Cosmetics, and Kohl's have opened a mobile storefront for the holiday shopping season using Group Nine Media's new commerce platform. Full Story: Mobile Marketer (11/17) For the full...

Mobile Marketer
November 17, 2020

Gap wraps up 2020 with hopeful holiday campaign
Retail

The brand is looking to deepen engagement in Q4 by encouraging fans to create and move together through a dance challenge on social media. Gap will donate to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America for ...

Marketing Dive
October 20, 2020

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